Vinoptima Estate

+64 6 862 5520 138 Ngakoroa Road
Ormond, 4071
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At least one aspect of creating a world class estate was going to be easy - deciding on the vines. Vinoptima Estate was developed for one reason only - the making of great Gewurztraminer wines - so simply don’t plant anything else. In 2000 the original South block was meticulously planted out using bud wood from special clones of Gewurztraminer that I had begun selecting and propagating more than 25 years earlier. Since then, as the new vines have started producing, I’ve painstakingly evaluated each of the clones at ripeness, fastidiously tasting the berries from hundreds of vines and marking out for special attention those vines that display the best varietal character. This process has been replicated over several vintages, making selections from selections before taking bud wood from the best vines for further propagation and under-planting of the existing vines. It’s these new plantings that have subsequently gone on to produce the wines that consistently win international recognition. To Read more »

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  • Gewürtztraminer

    History of the grape: Evidence of the parent Traminer grape can be traced back to the Middle Ages, in the Tyrollean A...

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

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  • Vinoptima Gewurztramier 2004


    Stunning white,now shows buttery, orange zest, honey suckle and marmalade notes. Full and rich mouth feeling but cutter freshly with vibrant acidity and a zesty peel bitterness. Round and powerful. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Vinoptima Gewürztraminer Ormond Noble 2003


    On a sweet side. Quality is good, would by more for around $30-35 Read More

    Wine review by strokine

  • Vinoptima Gewürztraminer Ormond Reserve 2006


    Apricot and rosewater are prominent in this complex array of aromas that includes deep cantaloupe fruit as well as touch of pumpkin, lime and spicy floral tones. Moderately rich in the mouth with noticeable sweetness that is well-balanced by acids. The floral element of the nose is prominent in the mouth and this does reveal nice spice on the ba... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Vinoptima Gewurztramier 2004


    On the nose, developed aromas of white flowers and honey. The wine seems to have lost with time its tropical fruit style and aged with rounder aromas. The residual sugar is quite high, but not overly, which gives an enjoyable luscious structure in the mouth. A good presence of acohol on the mid palate, followed by a lasting length of honey and o... Read More

    Wine review by Quentin4

  • Vinoptima Gewürztraminer Ormond Noble 2003


    Without doubt the best Gewürztraminer I have ever tasted. Expensive, for Kiwi Gewurz (around NZ$50 or US$30) and hard to find. But... oh... Read More

    Wine review by dubh

  • Vinoptima Gewurztramier 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by wcoyote96


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