Black
Estate is a
remarkable
place
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–4pm
Wednesday-Sunday
or by appointment
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Black Estate

There's Nicholas, he's the winemaker and married to Penelope, who looks after the business. Penelope's twin sister, Jo, helps on the sales front. With their parents Rod and Stacey, the family owns Black Estate. Together they grow wine, talk about the weather and fight the good fight.

The Tasting Room & Eatery

Listening to Let Her Go by Mac Demarco

via rdio

Lunch Menu

10am–5pm
Wednesday - Sunday

+643 314 6085

or email

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For Hire

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We've tied all the canes down in each of our three vineyards, and for the first time, the canes in our four year old block. Frosts have been fought and now warm weather is encouraging steady growth. We're shoot thinning with gusto, preparing an even canopy and keeping on the key shoots. The undervine culivator is lifting all the weeds - full of energy too. Our busiest season in the vineyards.

Current Releases

Rose 2014

An accident waiting to happen. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are mixed up in a small corner of the vineyard. We picked red and white together and fermented them as one, skins and all.  The union is bold and complete with spice, texture and freshness.

$29.00

Riesling 2013

Lime, ginger, lemon grass, white florals, and grapefruit with hints of wet white rock on the nose. Dense, and textural in the mouth, with lime, grapefruit, nectarine, almond and honey characters. The underlying acidity lengthens the pallet weight freshening with chalky minerality. Dry. Drink now to 2020.

$24.00

Netherwood Chardonnay 2013

Only 56 cases made from Netherwood - a unique 28 year old vineyard 5km north of Black Estate.  A bouquet of white flowers, grapefruit hazelnut and almond. Supple and broad peach with a sandy fresh line of citrus. Mineral.
A unique and rare wine. Drink now to 2018.

$42.00

Pinot Noir 2012

Red cherry, tamarillo, fertile earth, and vanilla on the nose, with underlying spice and mineral notes. Fine tannin provides tension and the plate is silken and full.  There's a persistant mineral line that lingers allowing time to explore and contemplate the subtle and elegant nature of the wine.

$42.00

Damsteep Pinot Noir 2012

A complex and exotic bouquet of red and black forest fruits, dark fertile earth, spice and white mineral rock. The pallet is characteristically silken and expansive, with dark fruit and dense concentrated tannin. The wine has delicious  lingering flavour length. Drink now to 2020

$42.00

Full-coloured, with a fragrant bouquet of dried herbs, olives and spices, it is softly mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and supple, with a subtle oak influence and rich, cherryish, plummy flavours, savoury and complex. Delicious drinking from mid-2014 onwards.