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A wine for all seasons.

Whether you’re enjoying a summer get together with friends or cosied up on the couch next to a roaring fire, Pinot Noir is the perfect wine for all seasons. Being typically lighter in body and full of luscious red fruit flavours, it’s an ideal red to have when the weather is warm. Its velvety texture with hints of oaky spice make it an equally wonderful wine to enjoy during the colder months. No matter what the season, delve into the world of Pinot Noir.

The unique terroir of Marlborough produces vivid and elegant Pinot Noir which typically displays rich vibrant fruits such as cherry, plums and boysenberry, with gentle lavender and underlying floral tones. These captivating characteristics are layered with stony minerality and seductive spices of clove, anise, and dark chocolate. The supple tannins of Pinot Noir harmonise with fresh acidity on the palate to create a long and seamless finish.

Regional Characteristics

The dynamic climate of Marlborough helps to produce rich and ripe parcels of fruit. Warm oceanic days concentrate the sugars and cool alpine influenced nights preserve the naturally high acidity within the Pinot Noir grapes. Within Marlborough, sub-regions such as the Wairau, Awatere and Southern Valleys all offer specific expressions of Pinot Noir. Each of these sub-regions benefit from unique soils due to a dramatic geological past and local mesoclimates.

Food matching

Pinot Noir pairs fantastically with a diverse range of savoury and sweet dishes. The wine complements rich game such as pan seared duck, a roasted rack of lamb or lightly seasoned eye-fillet steak.

Other dishes include slowly roasted pork shoulder, creamy mushroom risotto or Pinot Noir poached pears and mascarpone.

Best served at

15 °C / 60 °F

For the best New Zealand Pinot Noir experience, age for 2-5 years.

Our Delightful Pinot Noir

VM Private Bin Pinot Noir Marlborough

Private Bin

Our Private Bin Marlborough Pinot Noir leaps from the glass with vivid flavours of red cherries and raspberries with a dusting of smooth spices such as clove and cinnamon. The Private Bin Pinot Noir is a blend from specially chosen vineyards in the Awatere and Wairau Valleys.

VM Reserve Pinot Noir Marlborough


Crafted using a minimalistic approach to winemaking this wine displays a perfumed bouquet of red and black cherries, complemented by a layered, spicy, and complex palate. Soft velvety tannins and toasty oak influence complete the wine. This refined and finely textured wine is a classic Marlborough Pinot Noir.

Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Website

Single Vineyard Taylors Pass

This wine is a single vineyard expression of the Taylors Pass site, showcasing an intense bouquet of ripe juicy blackberries and blueberries with hints of baking spices. A harmonious palate delivers some liquorice notes intermingled with black cherries, subtle dried herbs and finishes with round velvety smooth tannins. 

Attorney Pinot Noir

Organically grown from biodiverse vines our Icon Attorney Pinot Noir is the finest example of the variety that we produce. This broody, dense Pinot Noir has heady aromas of coffee beans, dried herbs, and freshly picked black cherries. On the palate, the smooth rounded cocoa tannins are balanced by the youthful acidity and subtle hints of toasty oak.

The 2019 Marlborough vintage presented our winemakers with a truly exceptional parcel of organic Pinot Noir from our Attorney Vineyard and the promise of a very special wine.

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Perfect Pinot Noir Pairing | Grilled Rack of Lamb

Tasty and elegant, our Grilled Rack of Lamb and Vegetable recipe goes beautifully with the juicy red fruit flavours intermingled with hints of dried herbs in our Private Bin Pinot Noir. It's simple and doesn’t require many ingredients but will be sure to make you feel like a superstar in the kitchen. So pour yourself a glass of our Marlborough Pinot Noir and indulge in an idyllic evening at home.


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