Canterbury

"Where the Southern Alps tumble down to meet extensive lowlands, boutique producers craft outstanding Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and fine aromatic wines.

The Canterbury wine region spans nearly 200km of the South Island’s eastern coastline, with the magnificent Alps to the west and the sweeping Pacific Ocean to the east. The region has an excellent reputation for elegant and expressive Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and aromatics, with other varieties achieving outstanding results. The cool, dry climate with high sunshine and a long growing season promotes full varietal expression.

Vineyards were first established on the Canterbury Plains in 1978, with plantings to the south-west of Christchurch and North Canterbury following close behind. Today vines are planted from Waimate in the south, to Cheviot in the north, and include the micro-climates of Banks Peninsula and Waipara Valley. The latter has drawn critical acclaim for its sub-regional expression. Exploration into new sub-regions forecasts exciting depth and diversity for the area's future wine offerings."  - Wine NZ

"Canterbury’s stunning Waipara Valley region is one of the unsung heroes of the wine industry." - Bob Campbell MW, 2004, Air NZ Inflight Magazine

Map adapted from Vineyards.com

  • Pyramid Valley Lion's Tooth Chardonnay 2015

    Region: NZ- Canterbury

    Biodynamic    "The wines of Pyramid Valley are born in the dramatic soils and slopes of the Waikari Estate in North Canterbury and the Manata Estate in Central Otago. Waikari is a unique site where rich, rocky, limestone and clay derived...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Main Divide Pinot Noir 2014

    Region: NZ- Canterbury

    "Dark, deepish ruby-red colour with light garnet hues on the rim. The nose is light and elegant, with tightly bound aromas of savoury dark-red cherry fruit along with a fine layering of dark and dried herbs forming a tight core. Subtle notes of florals...

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  • Muddy Water Slowhand Pinot Noir 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] Muddy Water Slowhand Pinot Noir 2009

    Region: NZ- Canterbury

    Bob Campbell 96 Points!"Dense, ripe Pinot Noir with a velvet texture and layer soft red berry and spice flavours. Very impressive wine that's seductively accessible now but will age well."Bob Campbell, Gourmet Traveller Wine Established in 1993, Muddy...

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  • Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2008

    Region: NZ- Canterbury

    Five stars!"The wine shows ripe stone fruit characters suggestive of yellow fleshed peaches and apricots intertwined with hints of lychees, loquats and fresh figs. Honeysuckle and comb honey characters come from the botrytis. Underneath there are citrus...

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  • Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2011

    [SOLD-OUT] Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2011

    Region: NZ- Canterbury

    Raymond Chan 18.5/20 points!"The bouquet is elegant with ethereal aromas of dark red berry fruits and plums with integrated notes of savoury, earth and spices, along with red florals. The bouquet builds in depth and volume with aeration. Medium-full...

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  • Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Reserve Pinot Noir 2006

    [SOLD-OUT] Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Reserve Pinot Noir 2006

    Region: NZ- Canterbury

    Bob Campbell 93 points!"Dense, powerful Pinot Noir with sleek (rather than sumptuous) fruit flavours beautifully contained in an exoskeleton of fine, ripe tannins and nutty oak. Truly a very complex wine that seems remarkably fresh and youthful. A wine...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Pyramid Valley Angel Flower Pinot Noir 2013

    Region: NZ- Canterbury

    Wine Front 97+ points!“It’s such an impressive vineyard, hand-tended by such impressive people. The attention to detail is phenomenal, the farming meticulous, from the get-go a decided intent to manage the site using biodynamic preparations and...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Pyramid Valley Earth Smoke Pinot Noir 2015

    Region: NZ- Canterbury

    Bob Campbell 95 Points! "Pure and quite concentrated pinot noir with plum, cherry, violet and spice together with a suggestion of oyster shell. An impressive wine with a truly silken texture and a lengthy finish. Should develop well. Ageing: now to...

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  • Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2007

    [SOLD-OUT] Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2007

    Region: NZ- Canterbury

    Huon Hooke 97 Points!"Pegasus Bay, in the Waipara region near Christchurch, makes some of New Zealand's most exotic wines. This magnificent sweet wine, perfumed beautifully and beguiling. Pristine fruit flavours and perfect balance in the mouth."Huon...

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  • Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2010

    Region: NZ- Canterbury

    Jancis Robinson 17/20 Points!"This wine has on average 35% new oak. Unlike 2009, 2010 produced a small crop. Cool overcast summer but very dry then sun in February. Lovely long autumn " generally very settled March to May. Much darker colour than the...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Pyramid Valley Angel Flower Pinot Noir 2012

    Region: NZ- Canterbury

    Wine Front 95 Points! "It's easy to be seduced by the Pyramid Valley home estate location, aspect and general feel, but it's the extraordinary attention to detail that really drives the message home. This is no aspirational project for the idle, this is...

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  • Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2009

    Region: NZ- Canterbury

    Tyson Stelzer 95 points!"A rising star of Waipara, honed by a splendid season into a gorgeous and pure Pinot Noir of proper structure and longevity. Refined red cherry fruit carries seamlessly through a silky finish of commanding tannins."Tyson Stelzer,...

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