Escarpment Vineyard Winery , Wairarapa, New Zealand, NZ

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Escarpment Vineyard
Wine Region Wairarapa, New Zealand
Address 59 Todd Road, Martinborough, New Zealand
Phone +64 6 306 8305
Wine Maker Emma Bowley
Website
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About Escarpment Vineyard Winery

Escarpment are one of the success stories of the Martinborough region in the north island of New Zealand. Steered confidently under the helm of Larry Mckenna, a man many have referred to as the ‘Prince of Pinot.’ Their aim is to craft the very ...

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Escarpment are one of the success stories of the Martinborough region in the north island of New Zealand. Steered confidently under the helm of Larry Mckenna, a man many have referred to as the ‘Prince of Pinot.’ Their aim is to craft the very best of tomorrow's definitive New World wines. They cite that "Complexity" "texture" and "structure" are key words (and motivators) in this process. There are three other partners in the business, Larry’s wife Sue and Robert and Mem Kirby.

Escarpment Location

5 kilometres out of Martinborough Village, the 24 hectares of Escarpment alluvial soil vineyards stretch out along banks of the Huangarua River. The vineyards are dwarfed by the stunning backdrop of the Aorangi Ranges and were selected specially by Larry as this was an extension of the famed Martinborough’s terrace land and the site offered all the right attributes. Larry and Sue believe The Te Muna Valley, where they finally found their land, is the future of Martinborough and one of the best sites for Pinot.

"Te Muna", means 'secret' or 'special place' and that is exactly how the people at Escarpment feel about the land and what it means to live, grow and make wine there.

Escarpment Wine Styles

Escarpment Wines specialise in Pinot and have a variety of single Vineyard Pinot’s that best express the site. There is also a Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris.

Escarpment Wine Brands

There are three distinct brands, The Edge Series which represent their entry level wines, the Escarpment Range, and the Martinborough Insight Range which are single vineyard, super premium wines.

Escarpment Winery

The majority of Escarpments grapes are grown on site and are accredited with Sustainable winegrowing New Zealand ® a platform to promote New Zealand as a leader in green farming practices. The winery now has the capability to process around 200 tonnes of fruit and they are in the process of developing a Cellar Door and Restaurant in order to showcase the region.

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2010 Escarpment Pahi Pinot Noir

This wine shares its name with the Nga Puhi chief Te Pahi, who was the first Maori Chief to have significant contact with British colonial official...

Winery: Escarpment Vineyard | Region: Wairarapa| Cracka Rating: 5/5

2009 Escarpment Te Rehua Pinot Noir

In Maori mythology, Rehua is a very sacred person, who lives in the highest of the heavens. Because Rehua lives in the highest of the skies he is u...

Winery: Escarpment Vineyard | Region: Wairarapa| Cracka Rating: 5/5

2009 Escarpment Kupe Chardonnay

The Escarpment Wines are indicative of the potential that Martinborough displays and the Kupe is from a single site that shows enormous promise. If...

Winery: Escarpment Vineyard | Region: Wairarapa| Cracka Rating: 5/5

2011 Escarpment The Edge Pinot Noir

This is big bad Larry Mckenna's slightly less serious Martinborough Pinot. It's still drawn from his well sited vineyard resources and still made a...

Winery: Escarpment Vineyard | Region: Wairarapa| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5

2011 Escarpment Pinot Gris

One of the success stories of Martinborough, Escarpment has come to typify premium wines of this part of New Zealand. The aim for the winery, under...

Winery: Escarpment Vineyard | Region: Wairarapa| Cracka Rating: 5/5

2011 Escarpment Chardonnay

Try saying Wairarapa five times after you’ve sunk a bottle of this seriously sexy Chardonnay. Because that’s the Kiwi region the fruit comes from a...

Winery: Escarpment Vineyard | Region: Wairarapa| Cracka Rating: 5/5

2013 Escarpment The Edge Pinot Gris

Here we have a lighter-bodied, slightly off-dry style of PG out of NZ. There's ripe stone fruit and slaty characters on the nose, along with green ...

Winery: Escarpment Vineyard | Region: Wairarapa| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5

2009 Escarpment Kiwa Pinot Noir

I love the Flight of the Conchords, but I think I’d like it more if they had sub-titles, because some of the script gets lost in the translation, o...

Winery: Escarpment Vineyard | Region: Wairarapa| Cracka Rating: 5/5

2011 Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir

Here’s a Pinot that will turn heads and get you excited. It’s straight out of Wairarapa, New Zealand and shows the kind of world class Pinot they a...

Winery: Escarpment Vineyard | Region: Wairarapa| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5

2010 Escarpment Chardonnay

100% grown from Escarpment’s Te Muna Road site in what can be considered a remarkable year for the variety. The season allowed fruit to ripen won...

Winery: Escarpment Vineyard | Region: Wairarapa| Cracka Rating: 5/5

2010 Escarpment Pinot Noir

The people at Escarpment told us that this wine is only available in limited supply, we’re not sure if it’s because they are ruthless in their sele...

Winery: Escarpment Vineyard | Region: Wairarapa| Cracka Rating: 5/5

2009 Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir

The season was exemplary in Martinborough with a warmer than average, dry summer allowing perfectly ripe fruit to be harvested in April 2009. The ...

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