There can be few places associated with the development of New Zealand wine that has such unique historical significance as Mission Estate Winery. Established in 1851, Mission Estate is New Zealand's oldest winemaker. Over 150 years of experience and passion have culminated in the current collection of Mission Estate, Vineyard Selection, Reserve and Jewelstone award winning wines. Grapes are sourced predominantly from Hawke's Bay, with modern viticulture and winemaking techniques practiced to ensure the long-standing reputation for quality is maintained.
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Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Cabernet SauvignonLike the award winning Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Syrah and Gimblett Gravels Syrah, 2014 was a very good red wine vintage. This was due to the early spring and warm, dry summer that produced great quality grapes with more berry fruit flavours than usual.
Medium to full-bodied with good fruit intensity and freshness.This Cabernet is drinking well now however it has the ability to age for some years. Learn More
Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Chardonnay
Elegant and well structured, the front of the palate is full with soft mouth feel and fine flavours. They are reminiscent of citrus, such as grapefruit, with vanilla undertones from the oak. The finish is clean silky and lingers well. Established in 1851 by the French Marist religious order, Mission Estate Winery is New Zealands oldest winemaker.Learn More
Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris
The wine displays primary fruit characters typical with Pinot Gris, reminiscent of pear and apple. It has citrus overtones that typify white wines from the Church Road parcel. The palate is soft and approachable with an appealing fresh acidity that makes this wine ideal for current consumption. It shows good intensity and richness with a full round mouth feel. The palate will gain intensity and length on the finish with one to two years bottle maturation.Learn More
Mission Estate Hawke's Bay MerlotThis is a rich, Hawkes Bay Merlot with a cherry hue. The bouquet is reminiscent of sandlewood and fine herbs with excellent oak and fruit integration. The palate has rich intensity with a fine silky tannin finish. Established in 1851 by the French Marist religious order, Mission Estate Winery is New Zealands oldest winemaker. Learn More
Mission Estate Hawke's Bay SyrahA Hawkes Bay Syrah with vibrant spicy berry notes and a rich fruity mid palate.
The Gimblett Gravels fruit has contributed to the warm spicy character. It has a peppery aroma with cherries and raspberries leading to a slightly chocolatey palate, with good fruit and balanced acidity. Partially barrel aged creating a long soft palate with classic pepper flavours on the finish.
Gold Medal Winner - International Wine Challenge (2014 vintage) Learn More
Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Riesling
This Mission Estate single-vineyard Riesling is bright and clean reflecting the gentle handling of the grapes. The nose has an intense lime and floral aroma. The palate is very fresh and long with a soft fruit finish.
Overall the flavours are intense, reminiscent of lime and other citrus characters, with the sweetness balancing the acidity.Learn More
Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Reserve Cabernet SauvignonThis Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep vibrant colour and a nose that has complex aromas of cassis, coffee and tobacco. The palate is medium to full-bodied with nice acidity and a fine structure. The tannins are ripe and the flavours mature. This is a classic ripe Cabernet that has good palate complexity. It is a wine with great structure that is well balanced with good fruit weight; having the potential to age gracefully for five to ten years. Learn More
Mission Estate Gimblett Gravels Reserve Syrah
The wine has a black pepper nose and also shows small fruit aromas such as dark berries with spicy undertones. The palate is medium-bodied with fine soft tannins. The wine has good finesse in aroma and structure from the careful oak maturation in French oak.
Gold Medal Winner - International Wine Challenge (2014 vintage)Learn More
Mission Estate Gimblett Gravels Reserve Merlot
This Hawke’s Bay Gimblett Gravels Reserve Merlot is deliciously rich and complex. The nose is typical Merlot with subtle and unobtrusive oak while the front palate is intense with very good tannins. A harmonious wine showing balance and softness that only comes from top quality fruit. You can tell that the winemakers are passionate about their work!Learn More
Fete Cuvee Sparkling, Mission Estate
A hand harvested cuvée crafted to celebrate Mission Estate's 160 years of winemaking and pioneering heritage. Named Fête (to honour the winery's French roots) this soft and light sparkling wine is made in the Champagne method giving it delicious creamy characteristics, delicate pear aromas and a fine, persistant mousse.
Unlike Champagne this wine is made from predominantly Pinot Gris grapes with a little Chardonnay fruit thrown in. These grapes were hand harvested from the Mission Estate Taradale vineyard, and pressed very gently in the traditional manner. In the mouth the wine sings across the palate showing a persistent and fresh moreish finish.Learn More
Merlot-Cabernet Franc 'Jewelstone', Mission Estate Single VineyardThe Gimblett Gravels region in the famed Hawke’s Bay has become one of New Zealand’s fine wine regions with some wines outclassing several Bordeaux First Growths. The 2009 vintage of this wine did just that at a blind tasting in Hong Kong and at less than half the Jewelstone’s modest price too.
The 2010 vintage is just as good however you’ll find it more in the style of Pomerol than Médoc. Aged mostly in (expensive) new oak this seriously good red is ripe, rich and smooth.
Leads off with cedar and vanilla notes, but develops plenty of dark, chocolaty flavours on the palate, giving a sense of richness and depth. It's up there with the world's best. Decant and enjoy on special occasions. Learn More£29.50
Syrah 'Jewelstone', Mission Estate Single VineyardMission Estate is one of Hawke's Bays largest established wineries, with a well-respected reputation. Established in 1851 by the French Marist religious order, Mission Estate Winery is New Zealand's oldest winemaker.
This wine has a inky deep crimson colour which delivers generous flavours on the palate. Rich and mouth filling with ripe fruit, creamy oak and ripe tannins which add structure and a wonderful balance of fruit and oak. You will find plums, blueberries, a touch of liquorice, a suggestion of anise and lingering pepper on the savoury finish. Totally delicious and a very rare wine! Better than many top northern Rhone wines. Learn More£29.50