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Yealands Estate

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According to conventional wisdom, you weren’t supposed to be able to plant vineyards in the rugged foothills of the Awatere Valley. Thankfully, Peter Yealands saw beyond conventional wisdom.

Long hours and unstinting determination brought about a gradual, sympathetic transformation of the landscape and the creation of the remarkable Seaview Vineyard – the largest privately-held wine estate in New Zealand.

Given the scale of the undertaking, it’s apt that Peter’s vision also encompassed the foundation of a business that sets a gold standard in terms of environmental sustainability, from its carbon neutral winery to the widespread adoption of low-impact winemaking methods.

Of course, a remarkable vineyard and a green approach don’t guarantee success, but this is arguably the Southern Hemisphere’s finest all-round producer of aromatic white wines.

Yes, Sauvignon Blanc is extremely important, but the Yealands portfolio also takes in Viognier, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Grüner Veltliner, the latter a punchy, unequivocally Kiwi take on an Austrian classic.

It’s an approach personified by the latest addition to the Yealands range, and already one of the most popular: the attractive aromatic character of Yealands’ PGR – a blend of Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Riesling.

Other wines by this producer

  1. 2013 Gewurztraminer, Yealands

    2013 Gewurztraminer, Yealands


    A bright lemon/gold colour with an aromatic nose with notes of lychee and ginger. The palate is full and textured, exhibiting notes of spice and rose petal, with a dry finish.

  2. 2013 Yealands Pinot Noir Winemaker Reserve Awatere Valley, Marlborough

    An Elegant yet complex pinot noir show ripe red fruit showing floral characters enhanced by well integrated oak and a velvety texture.

  3. 2014 Black Label PGR Pinot Gewurztraminer Riesling, Yealands

    A delightful white wine packed with flowers and white fruits. Highly aromatic, with a fresh aftertaste.

  4. 2014 Gruner Veltliner, Yealands

    2014 Gruner Veltliner, Yealands


    Pale lemon with green hues. Stone fruit, honeysuckle and spice dominate the nose. the palate is rich and textured, showing varietal definition with notes of pepper and spice, which integrate well with fine acidity, that provides a backbone to the wine.

  5. 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Yealands Estate

    This wine shows flavours of passionfruit and blackcurrant leaf with underlying notes of wet stone and thyme. The palate displays good weight and texture, with a focused mineral acidity which delivers fantastic length to the wine.

  6. 2014 Riesling, Yealands Estate

    2014 Riesling, Yealands Estate


    Pale straw in colour with a pure nose of lemon and lime. Dry in style, this riesling is focused and steely, with a wonderful balance between the refreshing, racy acidity and purity of fruit.

  7. 2014 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Yealands

    Aromas of dried thyme and blackcurrant, spice and cream dominate the nose. The palate is concentrated with savoury notes, wet stone, nettle and mineral acidity that all come together in perfect harmony. The mid palate is textured and rich, yet elegant.

  8. 2014 Pinot Gris, Yealands

    2014 Pinot Gris, Yealands


    Light gold in colour with concentrated aromas of poached pears and melon, with underlying notes of quince and ginger. A full bodied and luscious palate, showing a fine balance between texture, fruit weight and acidity.

  9. 2015 Pinot Noir Rosé, Yealands

    Light salmon in colour with pretty and delicate notes of red berries and cream. The red berries continue on the palate with great texture and finishes with mouth-watering acidity.

  10. 2014 Pinot Noir Winemaker Reserve, Gibbston Valley, Yealands

    Aromas of dark cherry, plum, and spice are complemented by great mid palate texture, silky tannis and bright acid core.

  11. 2014 Single Block L5 Sauvignon Blanc, Yealands Estate

    The L5 block is known for its intense mineral and herbal character. Pure, lifted flavours of wild thyme and citrus characterise the nose. The palate is rich and textured, defined by firm mineral flavours that give the wine exceptional length.

  12. 2014 Pinot Noir, Yealands

    2014 Pinot Noir, Yealands

  13. 2015 Black Label PGR Pinot Gewurztraminer Riesling, Yealands
  14. 2014 Yealands Pinot Noir Winemaker Reserve Awatere Valley, Marlborough

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