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.

The Tasting Room & Restaurant

Spring Menu

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


For Hire

Throw your party in our tasting room.


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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

New Release for spring.  Four varieties grown at the Home Vineyard co-fermented to make a refreshing whole! 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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.