The new Noir.


Aromatic cherry, bright red berry and juicy black plum, with a lingering, smooth and seductive texture.

Our first vintage was coined ‘the elusive stuff of dreams’ by UK wine writer Giles Kime. Intriguingly, the older vines create youthful expressiveness, combined with seductive silky complexity and dark fruit flavours from our vineyards across the Marlborough region. Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir is elegant cool climate Pinot Noir at its best. Fragrant, soft and flavourful with aromas of ripe cherries and sweet fruit tannins that provide structure and length.

Vineyard Locations

Wairau Valley and Awatere Valley, Marlborough

Winemaking Techniques

The fruit is picked from selected vineyard blocks to provide blending components and add more complexity to the wine. The fruit is destemmed and crushed directly into a combination of open and closed top stainless steel fermentation tanks. Following pre-fermentation maceration, the must is inoculated with a range of pure yeast cultures. The open ferment is hand plunged multiple times a day and a small portion of the blend run off to complete fermentation in French oak barriques. After maceration, the wine is pressed off into tank and French oak barriques to complete malolactic fermentation. The wine is then matured for up to 12 months and racked prior to final blending.