Escarpment Vineyard

+64 (6) 3068305 PO Box 15
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The Escarpment Vineyard, Martinborough, New Zealand promises some of the very best of tomorrow's definitive New World Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. With respected winemaker Larry McKenna applying his distinctive skill to what he does best - making premium wine - the result is some of New Zealand's most layered, flavoursome and complex wines. Situated just 5 kilometres east of Martinborough village (see map), Escarpment's 24 hectares of distinctive alluvial gravel, terraced land stretches out along the banks of the Huangarua River. Overlooking the vineyard are the Aorangi Ranges, the very hills made famous by Kupe the great Polynesian voyager who discovered New Zealand, according to Maori legend. Kupe left his three canoes, Nga Waka, on top of the range, giving rise to the now familiar landmark of the district, the three flat-topped hills on top of the range, which resemble unturned canoes. This warrior and his story provide the inspiration for the vineyard's distinctive brand Read more »

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  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • @TeWhareRaWines @MVPinot yes Great fun First game I've seen live for 30 years I reckon

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  • @suitey Looks more like a refinery than a winery to me

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  • Off to Aussie Rules in Wellington Must complete the kids education Should be fun!

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  • @davidnzwineusa Not that brave David They don't look that appetizing We have had huge feeds of normal field mushrooms

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  • @WineAlchemy1 Thanks Paul Waitrose have taken on the 2012 Edge PN which we are thrilled about

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  • @davidnzwineusa No all the grapes are picked and this is on old pine stumps

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  • Happy pickers

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  • Serious botrytis around here

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  • @TongueinGroov Great Post Angela

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