The Millton Vineyard Ltd

64 (0)6 862-8680 119 Papatu Road
Manutuke, Gisborne , 3891
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The Milton Vineyard - A Brief History http://www.milton.co.nz In 1984 James and Annie Millton established their winery on the banks of the Te Arai River near Manutuke where the early settlers first planted grapevines in 1871. This region is situated on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand in the winegrowing region known as Gisborne. Originally Annie's father, Mr John Clark, had developed vineyards on his estate at "Opou" in Manutuke during the late 1960's. They returned to Gisborne after experience gained in the famous wine regions of France and Germany including Champagne Bollinger, Maison Sichel in Bordeaux and Weingut Kurstner in Rheinhessen. By 1983 they had extensively researched and replanted major parts of the families’ grape growing business. In the early part of The Millton Vineyard’s establishment arrays of quality wine were produced, not only winning favour with foundation customers, but pleasing the national judges as well. Recognition was rapidly achieved by winning Read more »

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  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Millton Chenin Blanc Gisborne Crazy By Nature Dry Flint 2010

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    Wine review by Erica Landin


  • Millton Clos St. Anne Pinot Noir Gisborne 2009

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    Here there is a touch of oak said soil tones, gentle autumnal spices, and floral aromas, touch rubbery, finer tannins, nice burnt cherry fruit, round, very nice fruit intensity on the mp, lovely elegant finish, orchard skins. Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Millton Chardonnay Gisborne Clos de Ste. Anne Naboth's Vineyard 2009

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    Softly aromatic with earthy notes of dried oats, dried herb, hay and some stone. This is very subtle in the mouth. It is elegant with good richness and ripeness, but is not showing much as far as intensity goes The back end shows some growing brightness and leads to a very fine finish with real finesse and emerging notes of earth and spicy miner... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Millton Chardonnay Gisborne Opou 2010

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    Sweet and honied on the nose and dripping with pear fruit framed by light butterscotch and toasted almond notes, with hints of pollen and dried pressed flowers. Rather light-bodied at first with a touch of tannin adding texture to the mid-palate. showing fine apple fruit with a hint of honey. There is lovely clarity and brightness to the fruit, ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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  • Millton Chenin Blanc Gisborne 2007

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    dry, refreshing, elegant wine. Cider and honey aromas. Medium rich mouth feel .Up front lime and apples with great minerality at the finish. Echoes of flat nv champagne though with a golden hue golden . A bit of residual sugar present which maintains a great balance in the wine. only off comment would be slightly too much alcohol as there is a... Read More

    Wine review by pottyf


  • Millton Chenin Blanc Single Vineyard Te Arai Vineyard 2005

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    Smooth with an interesting taste and finish. It appealed to both me and my wife who have greatly differing tastes. Read More

    Wine review by mjmilasich


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