Private Bin | East Coast
Vintage 2021 
Kissed pink by the New Zealand summer, our crisp Hawkes Bay Rosé has vivid flavours of fresh strawberries and pink grapefruit with subtle hints of baking spice and a refreshingly dry finish.
This Rose is made from predominantly Merlot (65%) along with other Hawkes Bay red varieties which add complexity and flavour to the wine. Gently handling and pressing of the grapes resulted in juice with a beautiful pale shade of pink with copper hues and cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks has created a refreshing and vibrant wine.
The 2022 growing season was warm with frequent summer rains keeping the vineyards fresh. Harvesting early in the season meant the natural acidity was preserved in the red grapes we use to make our Rosé.

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Crisp and refreshing

Tasting notes

  • Strawberry
  • Raspberry
  • Pink grapefruit

This delicious Rosé has lovely hues of pink with copper undertones and displays an explosion of fresh strawberries and pink grapefruit supported by subtle baking spice. The palate has generous fruit but finishes crisp and refreshing.

Pairing suggestions

How to enjoy our Rosé

  • Seafood
  • Shellfish
  • Cheese

Best served chilled and enjoyed on warm summer days with fresh alfresco fare. Particularly perfect with smoked salmon and seafood.


Best served at: 8° C / 46° F

Recipe pairing

Burrata and Mortadella Pizza

Aromatic, salty and decadent, this delicious Burrata and Mortadella Pizza will be a hit at your next get together, or the perfect pairing for a soulful night in. Match it with our vibrant and fruity Private Bin Rosé and you have a recipe you’ll return to time and time again.


Hawkes Bay

Unlike Pinot Gris or Pinot Noir, Rosé is not a grape variety. No matter how many vineyards you explore, you will never find a pink grape. Rosé is made in a similar way to red wine, grown from red wine grapes but with less time to ferment with the grape skins. This gives Rosé its recognisable pink colouring and a much-loved lighter, crisper flavour.

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