Pinot Gris 2023

Pristine and pure, our Pinot Gris is bursting with peaches, pears and spices in a delightful full-bodied texture that lingers long on the palate.

But don’t be worried about a sugar burst, our off-dry vintage finishes with the exact amount of spice – not too much or too little, but absolutely balanced and just right. 


$23.00 NZD

Tasting Notes

Textural and finely balanced, our Pinot Gris 2023 celebrates classic aromatics of pear, white peach and fresh ginger - vibrant and delicious.

It’s our Moutere clay soils, the dazzling Nelson sun and the finger prints of our team that make our wines unique. We hope you’ll enjoy.

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Sam Waghorn of Wag & Co and his partner relaxing on an outside couch with a glass of wine.  On the armrest there is a bottle of Blackenbrook Pinot Gris. They both look really happy and stylish.


Silver Medal

Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition 2023

94/100 Bob Campbell MW,

Intense, ripe Pinot Gris with classic varietal flavours including honeysuckle, freshly harvested pear and stewed apple seasoned with a hint of clove/spice.

Well made wine with a perfect sweet/acid balance 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 Pinot Gris 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.