Pinot Gris Day

Join us in raising a glass to Pinot Gris Day. Pour Yourself a Glass of New Zealand Pinot Gris on 17 May 2022!

White wine glass

New Zealand Pinot Gris is fresh and full-flavoured, with notes of apple, pear, honeysuckle, spice and bread.

Breaking on to the New Zealand scene in the early 1990s, Pinot Gris has enjoyed a dramatic rise to fame and is now our third most popular white variety.

Grown throughout the country, the warmer North Island climate tends to create rich styles with ripe peach, baked pear, spice and golden apples. 

The cooler South Island produces tighter wines with great structure, and persistence with a focus on pristine, pure aromatics and flavours of white peach, red apple skin and cinnamon.

New Zealand winemakers use techniques such as barrel ageing, fermenting with native, wild yeasts, and lees stirring to build texture, mouthfeel and complexity.

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