Awarded a Gold medal and 95 points at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details)
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Te Kairanga is one of the oldest and best positioned vineyards in Martinborough. Its vineyards are located on free draining land once owned by the founding father of Martinborough, John Martin. In the late 1800s. John Martin laid out the first streets of Martinborough in the pattern of the Union Flag naming them after places he had visited: as a result the best streets to take to reach the Te Kairanga vineyards from the town square include Oxford, Cork, Regent and New York.
For chief winemaker John Kavanagh there is nothing more important than endeavouring to produce wines that display the characteristics of their vineyard source. The motto at Te Kairanga is "We strive to ensure that each wine we produce shows a clear sense of place."
Constructed in 2002, the state-of-the-art winery at Te Kairanga is the perfect spot for their estate-grown fruit to become great quality wine. With multiple small fermenters and a mechanical gravity system, the winemaking team can preserve vineyard and varietal integrity by handling the fruit in the gentlest way possible.
See blue link below for more detail, via the fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers at Te Kairanga.
Te Kairanga Runholder Pinot Noir 2017- fiche technique