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Delicious & crisp with tropical fruit flavours

Crafted using classic Old World techniques with innovative New World ideas

Perfect as an aperitif or enjoy with lightly spiced canapés

Man O' War Estate Waiheke Pinot Gris 2019

Member rating / 50+
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64

Man O' War Estate Waiheke Pinot Gris 2019

Man O' War Estate Waiheke Pinot Gris 2019

Member rating / 50+
Man O’ War Estate Pinot Gris is grown on a number of vineyards on both Ponui Island and Waiheke Island...
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64


  • Off-dry style
  • Crisp citrus
  • Pear
  • Cinnamon

Aromas of citrus and pear with hints of cinnamon are balanced with a very linear low pH structure that is all about fresh crispness balanced by natural residual sugar.

The 2019 Estate Pinot Gris comes from one of the best vintages in memory coming off a settled Spring with good fruit set and warm to hot Summer and a very settled dry Autumn. 2019 saw impeccable fruit with little to no botrytis resulting in a wine of great purity and a classical structure.

Man O’ War Estate Pinot Gris is grown on a number of vineyards on both Ponui Island and Waiheke Island, all elevated hillside sides which are exposed to the cooling breezes coming off the Pacific ocean. The Pinot Gris is all hand harvested and is must pumped to the press for a long slow press cycle into tank and fined for clarity. The juice is then racked clear and fermented cool with selected Riesling yeasts until the right balance of sugar, acid and tannin is tasted and at that point the fermentation is stopped by chilling to below zero. The wine is then held in the cellar at cold temperature to retain as much natural carbon dioxide left over from the fermentation as possible to provide a light spritz in the wine.





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Great wine, great price

Joanna - 26/02/2021

Really lovely elegant wine. Great value for money.

Sarah-Jane - 23/02/2021

Great buy

Bob&Lynn - 17/02/2021

Absolutely delicious and excellent value for money

Carol - 16/02/2021

Simply the best

Gillian - 09/12/2020

Nicest Pinot Gris I have had for a long time at this price. Enjoyed this wine from the very first sip and I would definitely buy again :-)

Gayel - 26/11/2020

What a great wine at a great price! (Couldn't stop at 6 bottles only. ;))

Altus - 24/11/2020

Great value thanks so much

Jennie - 19/11/2020

Just delicious. Would buy again.

Lauren - 13/11/2020

A fabulous wine at a great price. I'm not a great Pinot Gris drinker but I really do like this.

Ian - 10/11/2020

Wonderful service from you - and lovely wine. Thanks, John

John - 05/11/2020

Delicious wine and at a great price. Highly recommended

Jo - 25/10/2020

LOVE! We will be ordering more and have sent to family and friends who are also ordering :)

Barbara - 25/10/2020

Excellent wine

Alan - 15/10/2020

Very Moorish, and this is our second order!

Barb - 30/09/2020

Delicious, not too sweet

Sharyn - 27/09/2020

Yummy. Great flavour

Philip - 25/09/2020

Absolutely amazing wine. I normally don't comment on the wine I purchase, but this one does need to be mentioned.

Rainer - 09/09/2020

Like summertime in my mouth!

Barbara - 04/09/2020

Amazing value ! A beautiful soft wine

Lester - 04/09/2020

Can't get to Waiheke Island at the moment, so bringing Waiheke Island to Otaki.

Peter - 03/09/2020

Lovely wine at a unbelievable price.

Dr - 03/09/2020

Hallelujah! Please send me another dozen bottles same address and cc details

P J - 02/09/2020

Beautiful. Would happily buy again and fantastic value for money at this price.

Sharee - 02/09/2020


Joan - 01/09/2020

A luscious mouthful!

Diana - 31/08/2020

A really nice wine

Jan - 31/08/2020

Very smooth

Sarah - 31/08/2020

Pinot Gris has always had a love/hate relationship with me. Some times they are so thin in character and really not appealing. This one, one the other hand, just slapped me in the face like a long lost friend that I hadn't seen for a while and made itself right at home on my palate. Deep and full in flavour and yet enough subtlety to keep me wanting just a bit more. Dangerous drop in that sense. Great value. Jump in - Highly recommended.

Clark - 31/08/2020

Great wine

IAN - 30/08/2020

Not tried this Waiheke wine before. Really delicious and great value for money.

Linda - 30/08/2020

A beautiful wine, excellent value for money.

Allan - 30/08/2020

Gorgeous wine! Perfect with a spicy meal??

Shirlene - 20/08/2020

Love this full bodied Pinot Gris

Jennifer - 17/02/2021

Not yet tried but did at the man I war cafe on Waiheke Island

Robyn - 15/12/2020

Lovely and smooth

Evan - 11/12/2020

Quite high acids compared to most P Gris, but great value.

Phil - 27/11/2020


Fiona - 26/11/2020

a nice aperitif

Rod - 18/11/2020

quick delivery

derek - 15/11/2020

Deep smooth flavour with excellent taste. A really refined Pinot Gris. We really enjoyed it and would recommend it.

Stewart - 12/11/2020

A great wine for this price

Nigel - 06/11/2020


Philip - 01/11/2020

Enjoyed it so much we bought another case.

Vivianne - 26/10/2020

A smooth wine but a bit too sweet for me

Nicky - 26/09/2020

Very nice Pinot Gris, bold fruity flavor , strong citrus with a hint of pear , loved it and ordered some more.

Garry - 14/09/2020

I will be buying this again

Malcolm - 12/09/2020

Pretty nice - a unique pinot gris from a unique clone. Tasted it first at the estate - was shocked by the price - but the flavour was worth it!

Steven - 11/09/2020

Really lovely Pinot Gris!

Leanne - 10/09/2020

Gentle and delicious

Jenny - 09/09/2020


Averil - 07/09/2020

delivery was very prompt and friendly.

Alan - 30/08/2020

Not sure. My neighbors liked it. Everyone's taste is different.

Robert - 21/02/2021

Nice wine but sweeter than we normally like in a Pinot Gris

Judi - 10/11/2020

Pleasant drinking.

Gail - 05/11/2020

a bit sweet for the better half

Gus - 03/09/2020

unlike most of your reviews i found this to be rather thin with a sharp finish didn't meet my expectations

Barry - 02/09/2020

The description suggests it is on the dry side. This wine is lovely but on the sweeter side for my palate

Malcolm - 31/08/2020

A little sweeter than I normally like but yummy with spicy Thai food as I found out!

Karen - 31/08/2020

Full bodied and tasted more like a riesling. Excellent complement to spicy meals but would not recommend as a Pre dinner wine.

Jeff - 29/08/2020


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