Estate is a
for wine.

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

Tasting Room
& Eatery

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

10am–5pm (from noon for restaurant) Seven days.

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.

Tasting Room & Restaurant

Spring Menu

Seven days
10am - 5pm
(from noon for restaurant)
+643 314 6085
or email


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Spring is here and the buds have burst!  There is so much promise...and we will be on frost alert!

Current Releases

Home Rose 2016

Four varieties grown at the Home Vineyard co-fermented to make a refreshing whole. Aromas of strawberry fool, rhubarb, nutmeg, oatmeal, vine blossom and liquorice. The pallet is bright, fine and long with salivating tamarillo, parsley, chalk, and spring water.


Damsteep Riesling 2015

White peach, kaffir lime leaf, chalkboard & finely ground ginger on the nose. Dense weight wiith chalky, spirited acidity. Early season apricots, honeysuckle, creamy clay and hints of black current leaf.  Driving persistance. Dry. Drink now until 2025. 


Circuit Pinot Noir 2014

A blend of our 3 organic vineyards. Aromas of rich forest fruit, raspberry with sandalwood, spice, and freshly tilled earth. Cozy! Supple berry fruits flow across the palate and are met with supportive underlying earthy tannin. A fresh chalky finish. 



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. 


Netherwood Pinot Noir 2014

Earth, cherries, tamarillo, spice, licorice, ash and red roses on the nose. The wine is dense with  rich forest fruits, red cherries, roses and damson plum. Supple and billowing with a vibrant sandstone line. Salivating. Drink until 2026.


A rich and textural Riesling showing ripe apricot & stone fruit flavours with more austere mineral and citrus lime characters. A serious Riesling with cellaring potential 93 points.