Mission Estate

Mission Estate

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.

For more information visit www.missionestate.co.nz

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  1. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016
    Like 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

  2. Mission Estate Hawke's Bay Merlot, 2016
    This 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
  3. Mission Estate Gimblett Gravels Reserve Syrah, 2016
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    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)

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  4. Mission Estate Gimblett Gravels Reserve Merlot, 2016

    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!

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  5. Mission Estate VS Pinot Noir, 2016

    Mission's Estate has chosen their very best grapes grown in the Awatere Valley for their Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir. They were selected from a portion of the vineyard that was carefully managed with fruit thinning to encourage optimal ripeness and flavour development.

    It shows good concentration of bright red cherry, forest floor and wild berry aromas, more fruit on the palate with a soft, rich mouthfeel. The wine has a fine structure and really fantastic fruit intensity, supple mouthfeel and a great finish. Drinking really well now but with potential to age well over the next 5-10 years.

    "Garnet-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rime with some bricking. The nose is soft and ethereally full with a broad array of aromatic red berry fruits along with restrained notes of savoury dried herbs, elements of earth and red floral nuances." Raymond Chan

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