Estate is a
for wine.

3 hillside vineyards on clay limestone soils in the Waipara Valley, N. Canterbury.

Tasting Room
& Eatery

614 Omihi Road
Waipara Valley
New Zealand
+64 3 314 6085
or email

10am–5pm Wed-Sun

Black Estate

There's Nicholas, he's the winemaker and married to Penelope, who looks after the business.  With Pen's parents Rod and Stacey, the family owns Black Estate. Together they grow wine, talk about the weather quite a lot, and fight the good fight.

The Tasting Room & Eatery

Winter Menu

Wed - Sun

10am - 5pm

+643 314 6085

or email


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It's a mild winter so far and we are pruning. It's always a mellow task and the so satisfying to set the vine up for another year.

Current Releases

Home Chardonnay 2015

A new release from the celebrated 2015 vintage in North Canterbury. Aromas of oyster shell, nectarine and apricot, honey suckle, cashew and hazelnut.  The pallet is dense and present with clay soils and salivating minerality, typical of the Home Vineyard. A happy and healthy wine!  Flavours of white rock, sunny fields and brioche persist. Drink now to 2022. 


Netherwood Rose 2015

A Pinot Noir - Chardonnay co ferment from vines growing together in a 0.8 ha block at Netherwood vineyard. Bright cranberry, strawberry and rhubarb flavours with a saline and rocklike mineral line.  Fresh, complex, and delicious.  A unique wine from a very unique vineyard. Organic. Drink now to 2020.


Riesling 2014

The pallet is initially soft with building texture and mid pallet density. The mineral acidity builds and brightens pulling the flavour length of the wine along, giving a lasting and refreshing persistence. Medium Dry. Drink now to 2021.



Damsteep Pinot Noir 2014

Red flowers of rose, damson plum and sweet ripe raspberry and cherry, mineral tones and soft fragrant wood spices. On the palate - youthful, dry, fruity, soft dried herb and loaded with mineral messages; lovely balance and finish. Cameron Douglas MS. 


Home Pinot Noir 2014

Fragrant rich forest fruit, raspberry, red current, plum with savoury  tilled earth and clay notes.  A soft mouthfeel with a fine mineral line and supple fruit balanced with savoury tannin.  Salty and mineral. 


A bouquet driven by a limestone and clay mineral aroma offset by raspberry and red cherry, a little plum and brown spices... On the palate...a mix of red fruit flavors and a light savory layer, brown spices and mineral. Overall a damn fine example. 90 Points