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"Champion Pinot Gris" NZ International Wine Show

Delicate characteristics of ripe pears, honeysuckle & hints of ginger spice

Enjoy this lovely Pinot Gris with goat cheese, white meats or seafood

Thornbury Waipara Pinot Gris 2019

Member rating / 35
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77

Awarded Trophy Awarded Gold Medal
Thornbury Waipara Pinot Gris 2019

Thornbury Waipara Pinot Gris 2019

Member rating / 35
Champion Pinot Gris
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77


Awarded Trophy: Champion Pinot Gris

New Zealand International Wine Show 2019

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2019


"Juicy apple and pear weave in and out of the tropical fruit flavours with tingles of ginger and strudel spices adding liveliness and freshness to the beautifully rounded, very moreish and just off-dry finish" New Zealand International Wine Show 2019

This Pinot Gris displays lovely delicate characteristics of ripe pears, red apple and hints of ginger spice uniquely derived from the growing conditions of the Waipara wine region. A mouth filling and textural wine with an excellent richness. Best enjoyed young. The warm, dry climate, high sunshine hours and long growing seasons in the region of Waipara are perfectly suited to produce Pinot Gris with ripe flavours and whilst retaining good natural acidity. A favourite among consumers, Thornbury Pinot Gris has excellent richness, exhibiting vibrant florals of lychee and pears.

Fruit for this wine was sourced from the Waiata Vineyard located in the Waipara winegrowing region. Grown on the famous Glasnevin soils unique to this region.

The grapes were harvested over a couple of days in early April at optimum ripeness then lightly pressed to tank. Cultured yeast strains and cool fermentation techniques in the tank have helped preserve these wines natural fruit flavours. Some residual sugar was left to balance the final blend. Post fermentation, the wine was left on yeast lees with occasional lees stirring to help build the desired texture and richness on the palate. Gentle fining and careful filtration followed before bottling.

Food Pairing: Seafood, white meats or Goat Cheese.





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Chris - 11/12/2019

Real quality Pinot Gris. Great value for money

Cliff - 06/12/2019

Smooth, great finish and value

Edgar - 21/11/2019

Very pleasant drinking

Peter - 15/11/2019

Fabulous wine - wish I'd bought more!

Carol - 11/11/2019

Delicious wine. Excellent value for money.

Vanessa - 10/11/2019

A big step up from average Pinot Gris. Plenty of flavour supported with a nice acidity that gives it a lengthy finish.

Peter - 10/11/2019

Nice dry and a little fruity

Heather - 05/12/2019

Excellent also

Annabel - 17/11/2019

Dry style is a winner.

John - 15/11/2019

Possibly as good as it gets.

Richard - 15/11/2019

Value for money

Glenn - 15/11/2019

Very nice drinking

Alan - 15/11/2019

Didn’t disappoint in flavour

Sue - 10/11/2019

Nice wine - not amazing!

roslyn - 19/11/2019

I emailed you about your price on this wine a few days ago - New World supermarket is selling this wine at a dollar a bottle less than you, and of course one doesn't have to pay cartage!

John - 14/11/2019


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