Taylors Pass Pinot Noir
Single Vineyard | Marlborough
Taylors Pass Pinot Noir
Vintage 2021 
Grown on the Northern Bank of the Awatere River, the varying gravel and silt soils of Taylors Pass Vineyard create intriguing, complex wines. This sheltered vineyard site expresses aromas of ripe blackberries and blueberries with hints of subtle dried herbs. Intricately structured with velvety smooth tannins.
Summer was dry and mild with Marlborough's signature high sunshine hours and cool nights delivering fruit in the best possible condition. the early autumn season provided Marlborough with very stable weather conditions therefore fruit was able to reach optimum physiological and flavour ripeness. The fruit was impeccably clean and the lower yields meant that the grapes packs a punch in flavour and concentration.
Taylors Pass Vineyard sits on the northern bank of the Awatere River, running east to west through the Awatere Valley and out to the Clifford Bay in the Pacific Ocean. The vineyard is warm and sheltered from the cool southerly breezes that flow down through the valley from the mountains.

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Tasting notes

  • Blueberry
  • Blackberry
  • Dried Herbs

This wine is a single vineyard expression of the Taylors Pass site, showcasing an intense bouquet of ripe juicy blackberries and blueberries with hints of baking spices. A harmonious palate delivers some liquorice notes intermingled with black cherries, subtle dried herbs and finishes with round velvety smooth tannins.

Pairing suggestions

How to enjoy our Pinot Noir

  • Lamb/Duck
  • Turkey
  • Roasted Vegetables

Perfect paired with meats such as turkey, lamb or duck, or match with salad course of beetroot, fennel and feta.


Best served at: 15 °C / 60 °F

Aromas of tobacco, dark chocolate, violets and dark berries.





The dynamic climate of Marlborough helps to produce rich and ripe parcels of fruit. Warm oceanic days concentrate the sugars and cool alpine influenced nights preserve the naturally high acidity within the Pinot Noir grapes. Within Marlborough, sub-regions such as the Wairau, Awatere and Southern Valleys all offer specific expressions of Pinot Noir.

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