Martinborough Vineyard | Estate in the Martinborough region in the north island of New Zealand.

Owner | Bill Foley (American winery owner) since 2014.

White wines

Chardonnay | 1985 100% barrel fermented. | 1991 A watershed vintage. | 1992 100% MLF. | 1993 100% MLF. | 1994 30% MLF. A botrytis version was also made.

Pinot Gris | 2002 Decent full style when tasted at the winery on Wednesday 11th February 2004.

Riesling

Red wines

Pinot Noir, Martinborough Vineyard, Martinborough1984 Debut vintage of this wine. Made by Russel Schultz. | 1986 First vintage here for Larry McKenna. | 1990 First Pinot Noir made here with some whole clusters. | 1991 Reserve Barnyardy, and called ‘malodourous’ by the Health Department but the wine was still bought by Air New Zealand. | 1994 Described at the time as ‘perhaps the best Pinot Noir New Zealand had so far produced’

Te Tera Pinot Noir | 2009 £12.50 from the Wine Society (Christmas list October 2010-January 2011).

Contact

Martinborough Vineyard, New Zealand

Bibliography

Isabelle Legeron MW, Natural Wine, An introduction to organic and biodynamic wines grown naturally (2014, Cico Books, London & New York), p156.

Oz Clarke, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p165.