Puriri Hills

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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Seeing Red – Vertical Tasting of Puriri Hills Reserve by Michael Cooper

  Michael Cooper has just published the first comprehensive vertical review of Puriri Hills Reserve. We are very pleased to see that he has named our current release, 2010 Puriri Hills Reserve, as his Wine of the Week describing it as “Pure Class”. SEEING RED – Michael Cooper Puriri Hills Reserve wines rank among our most delicious and ageworthy reds.…

Rewarding Library Wines

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.…

Mokoroa Wine Label Design

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.…

Michael Cooper’s 2015 Wine Reviews

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

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

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/July 2015

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    

Luxurious New Zealand Red Wine

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 […]

New Season Begins – New International Listings

Today, 22 August 2014, we found the first bud of the ’14 – ’15 season opening in the vineyard. In other new beginnings we welcome new listings of Puriri Hills at The Musket Room, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and our first in New York City.…

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  • Address: Arcadia Farm, 398 North Road
    Clevedon, RD 2
    Papakura, 2582
  • Postal: Arcadia Farm, 398 North Road
    Clevedon, RD 2
    Papakura 2582