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

or by appointment

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 Bring You Down by Flume

via rdio

Lunch Menu

Wednesday - Sunday

+643 314 6085

or email


It's summer, hit the beach. There was a warm sunny start to the growing season, then unseasonal rain and now we have a vital, very green vineyard with happy fruit set. Shoot thinning is on going and the vines are trimmed. 

Current Releases

Netherwood Rose 2013

Pale ruby hue with a complex and crisp bouquet of plum, raspberry, tabacco. The palate is medium weight, crisp with refreshing plum stone, cranberry, blood orange flavours and lingering hints of sesame seed and tamarillo.


Riesling 2012

Fresh rich bouquet of lemon zest, ripe pineapple, ginger, and white freisa blossom.


Pinot Noir 2011

A bouquet of dark cherry, red forest fruits, spice, and fresh earth. Dense and structured, with substantial mouth feel and length of flavour.


Still a baby, it is full-bodied, with strong, lemony, slightly spicy flavours, hints of honey and marmalade, and a crisp, tightly structured finish. Showing good intensity and plenty of personality, it should be at its best 2015+.