Puriri Hills in Clevedon makes blended red wines inspired by the grand crus of Pomerol and St Emilion. We grow Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and the "lost" Bordeaux variety, Carmenere. Our five acres of dry-farmed vineyard are set on high sloping river terraces within a 100 acre estate that overlooks the Hauraki Gulf. All fruit is traditionally grown, vinified, barrel-aged and bottled on the estate. We produce about 1000 cases each year.
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While not all wineries keep a library of their wines, here at Puriri Hills we think our fine wines warrant ageing. We have a great collection of library wines that give you the opportunity to try mature wines. Library wines are a great indication of how our current wines will age and the rewards to be gained by cellaring.…
Have you ever wondered about the moth on the Mokoroa wine label? It is a drawing of the Puriri Moth that is known as Mokoroa in Maori. It is the largest moth in New Zealand with a wingspan up to 150mm. Puriri Moths are a vibrant green colour but are very rarely seen. After living as a grub in a tree trunk for 6 years they only live as a moth for two days.…
We are heading to Hong Kong in September to launch Puriri Hills with a local distributor. It will be a very interesting and busy trip for us but we love the buzz of launching into a new market.
Michael Cooper’s Online Buyer’s Guide to NZ Wines: 2015 Puriri Hills Estate 2010: Deeply coloured, it is full-bodied, with a spicy bouquet and an array of blackcurrant, plum, herb, spice and nut flavours, showing excellent depth and complexity. Retasted in 2014, it is maturing very gracefully.…
Gourmet Traveller Wine (Feb/Mar) 2015 2010 Puriri Hills Pope 98 points. “Dense yet elegant red with an intriguing mix of savoury and berry fruit flavours together with a suggestion of floral and anise . Beautifully structured with obvious cellaring potential, although the wine can still be appreciated now. Drink now – 2025
Gourmet Traveller Wine (Apr/May) 2015 2010 Puriri Hills Reserve 97 points. “This is a seamless wine with a silken extraordinary lengthy finish. Blackberry, plum, anise and a hint of wild flowers are the obvious flavours. Great now but will age well.…
Gourmet Traveller Wine (Jun/Jul) 2015 2014 Puriri Hills Rosé 94 points. “Pale pink Rosé … Appealing wine with pretty dark cherry and berry flavours together with a hint of violet and spice. Lovely purity and an ethereal texture with a drying finish. Drink now – 2018
Puriri Hills makes luxurious blended red wines inspired by the grand crus of Pomerol and St Emilion, on the right bank of Bordeaux, France. The vineyard is set in green rolling hills southeast of Auckland, New Zealand, just outside of the village of Clevedon. From the main road, a long driveway climbs past vineyards which […]
Come along to Vino Market Midlothian in Richmond Virginia to taste our Puriri Hills wines and meet Judy Fowler. We’ll be there on Thursday the 2ns October 2014. The market is about 15 min outside of the downtown area on the southside of Richmond. Venue: 3730 Winterfield Rd #300, Midlothian, VA Contact: (804) 594-0044