Millton

"In 1984 James and Annie Millton established The Millton Vineyard on the banks of the Te Arai River near Manutuke, where the early settlers first planted grapevines in 1871. This region is situated on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand in the wine appellation of Gisborne.

Originally Annie’s father, Mr John Clark, had developed vineyards on his estate at ‘Opou’ in Manutuke during the late 1960's. James and Annie returned to Gisborne after experience gained in the famous wine regions of France and Germany including Champagne Bollinger, Maison Sichel in Bordeaux and Weingut Kurstner in Rheinhessen. By 1983 they had extensively researched and replanted major parts of the families’ grape growing business, before establishing The Millton Vineyard in 1984.

Even Millton's earliest releases were of high quality, not only winning favour with foundation customers, but pleasing the wine judges as well. Recognition was rapidly achieved winning numerous trophies and gold medals for the traditionally styled Riesling and Chenin Blanc. Internationally, gold medals were awarded for the 1992 Gisborne Chardonnay at the International Wine Challenge in London. This wine then went on to win the trophy at the International Organic Wine Challenge Fair, while two other Millton wines entered came second and third.

A similar result was achieved at the 2004 San Francisco Wine Fair with Gold medals for the Riesling and Chenin Blanc. The Chenin Blanc also won the trophy, moving it into the position of its current prestige as being a new-world wine classic gaining inclusion in Neil Beckett's, "1001 wines to drink before you die" (Published by Penguin in 2008).

Today, Milltons’ Gisborne wines consistently appear in fine dining rooms worldwide and continue to receive numerous national and international accolades. Millton Vineyards & Winery are exclusive members of international group "La Renaissance des Appellations" and New Zealand collaboration "The Family of Twelve"." - Millton

  • Millton Opou Chardonnay 2019

    Millton Opou Chardonnay 2019

    Region: NZ- Gisborne
    Farming Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    CAPTIVATING FLORAL AROMAS WITH A ROUNDED NUTTY MOUTHFEEL ON THE PALATE - FABULOUS BIODYNAMIC WINEMAKING!

      "There is an immediate eye appeal which is shining and the floral aromas of orange and white blossom together with honeyed notes and nutty acorns which lead into a clean fresh yet soft complexity. It smells like yellow and tastes like the words...

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  • Millton Clos St Anne Chardonnay 2019

    Millton Clos St Anne Chardonnay 2019

    Region: NZ- Gisborne
    Farming Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    A VERY SPECIAL CHARDONNAY, FULL OF FLAVOUR AND RICHNESS AND PERFECT BALANCE

      "The 2019 vintage is again an energetic, luminous wine. The hand-harvested grapes were gently pressed into barriques and the young juice underwent natural fermentation with vineyard yeasts. Only 10 months on primary yeast lees offers a biscuity...

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  • Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc 2020

    Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc 2020

    Region: NZ- Gisborne
    Farming Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    FROM THE NEW ZEALAND MASTER OF THE VARIETY

      "Over the years our determination to produce one of the world’s best wines from this variety is a seasonal challenge and a bottled fantasy. In 2020 we did four selections from the vineyard of hand-harvested the grapes. On the crush pad, the...

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  • Millton Opou Chardonnay 2018

    Millton Opou Chardonnay 2018

    Region: NZ- Gisborne
    Farming Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    93 POINTS - CAMERON DOUGLAS, MS!    "Cashew nut and white peach, red apple and baked lemon, vanilla, flowers and custard. A delightful, opulent and alluring bouquet. On the palate - dry with a silky cream textured entree, flavours of white...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc 2019

    Region: NZ- Gisborne
    Farming Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    NOT MANY CAN RIVAL THE CHENIN MADE BY BIODYNAMIC HEAVYWEIGHT, MILLTON.

      "Over the years our determination to produce one of the world’s best wines from this variety is a seasonal challenge and a bottled fantasy. On the crush pad the stems are discarded as these grapes give up their juice very easily during the...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc 2018

    Region: NZ- Gisborne
    Farming Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    94 POINTS - CAMERON DOUGLAS MW  92 POINTS - BOB CAMPBELL MW  Organic & biodynamic    "A captivating bouquet of fresh white fleshed fruit, whispers of white and exotic flowers. Red and yellow apple, white clay and...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Millton Opou Chardonnay 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Millton Opou Chardonnay 2017

    Region: NZ- Gisborne
    Farming Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    A Chardonnay that is clean and fresh, with hints of nutty oak, and mouth-filling complexity Biodynamic Organic Vegan Friendly    "The wine has a clean fresh taste with a hazelnut and oatmeal mouth filling complexity. With a little...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc 2017

    Region: NZ- Gisborne
    Farming Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Sam Kim 93 Points!   "Complex and fragrant, the engaging bouquet shows baked apple, mandarin and potpourri characters with subtle savoury nuances. The palate delivers excellent weight and intensity, brilliantly enhanced by succulent fruit flavours...

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