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

Summer Menu

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


For Hire

Throw your party in our tasting room.


Gift Vouchers


The best spring in North Canterbury for some time - warm with much needed rain so happily we have even canopies charging upwards. Shoot thinning and weeding on high rotation. 

Current Releases

Circuit Chardonnay 2016

From Glasnevin gravel soils in the heart of Waipara Valley. Aromas of grapefruit, apricot, lemon zest, hazelnut and subtle struck match. The pallet has a fine river stone minerality that carries flavours of blood orange, brioche, nectarine and sandalwood. Fresh, complex, and invigorating. Drink now to 2022. 



Circuit Pinot Gris 2016

Fruit sourced from the vibrant basalt soils of Banks Beninsula & a small parcel in Waipara. Pear, apricot, early nectarine, green apple, watercress, sea spray and snow pea. Bright, crunchy basalt minerality, pure fruit aromas. 


Home Rose 2016

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


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.