Gewürztraminer 2023

Gold medal and prestigious “Best in Class” from the Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition – needless to say we are enormously proud of our latest Gewürztraminer!

This wine comes from a challenging, fairly wet season and it's rewarding to see the countless hours of leaf plucking, trimming and meticulous vineyard care paying off. 


$23.00 NZD

Tasting Notes

Our Gewürztraminer 2023 is pure and focused with intriguing notes of rose petal and Turkish delight. It’s a dynamic wine with perfect harmony and balance.

Read Winemaker’s Notes


Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition 2023

Gold Medal and Best in Class

93/100 Bob Campbell MW,

Medium-bodied Gewürztraminer with lychee, white rose, Turkish delight and pot-pourri flavours.

Intense without being overpowering and with refreshing acidity, this wine shows good development potential. 08 NOV 2023

Certified vegan

To make this wine, we haven't used classic fining agents such as fish, milk, or egg extracts and only minimal additives.

This means our Gewürztraminer is very natural and vegan friendly. In fact, it is certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society.

Isabelle Schwarzenbach picking white grapes. She's working on a very old vine with a large trunk.  The grass and leaf canopy are vibrant green and the sun is shining.

The season

Our 20th year of growing grapes at Blackenbrook Vineyard!

Mother Nature gave us beautiful spring weather for flowering and pollination, setting us up for a good crop.

Summer was quite wet and the vines grew at a crazy pace. We kept mowing, trimming and leaf-plucking the fruit zone but it was a real struggle to stay on top of the phenomenal growth.

Going into harvest the fruit was clean but extremely fragile – and so were our nerves. But two weeks of stunning autumn weather was all we needed to hand-pick our biggest crop ever with beautiful ripeness and flavours – a challenging season with a happy ending.