At Antipodean Sommelier OUR TEAM STRIVES TO CREATE outstanding wines produced from grapes famed for theIR varietal character and SHARE THEM WITH WINE LOVERS AROUND THE WORLD.

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Over the long warm summer months, we spend endless days on the blue waters of New Zealand’s oceans at our favourite fishing spots or ‘Snapper Rock’s’ hoping to catch the elusive Snapper. We’ve crafted a range of wines that captures New Zealand’s maritime climate and unique terroir. They are best enjoyed with good food, great company, a setting sun and an open fire. If you can’t get to any of these, why don’t you drop by so we can show you a slice of paradise. We may even take you fishing at our Snapper Rock.

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The 20 h.a. Ward Valley Estate vineyard was planted in 2008 from bare pasture land by Freddy Davison a 4th generation South Islander. Freddy searched for the perfect vineyard site around his home in the lower Awatere Valley and found a unique terroir in Ward.

The vineyard site was chosen as the soil structure is mainly clay based, with hard papa subsoil, gravels and clay loam. These denser, water retentive clay soils, combined with a cooler climate than the northern end of Marlborough made the site perfectly suited to growing Pinot Noir.

The long dry summer in Ward reduces pest and disease pressure while the hot 30 degree + days and cool nights allow balance in ripening process.


Cherry Block will take you on a journey to a special part of New Zealand, the southernmost wine region in the world, Central Otago.


The extreme continental climate of Central Otago is one of fiercely cold nights and long summer days. It is these intense conditions combined with the lush surrounding cherry orchards, that serve to create the vivid, rich and spicy nature of Cherry Block Pinot Noir.

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Pirinoa Road is a collaboration between long time Martinborough vigneron Peter Croft & the team at Antipodean Sommelier. The wine takes its name from the Pirinoa district, home of an old Maori pā-site in South Wairarapa. The 2008 vintage saw the début of the Pirinoa Road in the UK market, and since then this boutique wine has built a reputation with its loyal followers across Australasia and Europe for delivering classical Martinborough characteristics combined with consistent quality and value.

2017 Pirinoa Road Chardonnay Tasting Note.

2015 Pirinoa Road Pinot Noir Tasting Note


Tim Boyd-White |  Australasia Market Manager
Tel. 021 816 163    Email.

James Leary |  Export Sales & Production Management
Tel. +64 22 655 1570    Email.

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Postal address:
PO Box 941, Shortland St Mail Centre
Auckland 1140
New Zealand

Physical address:
Level 2, Giffords Building
25 Vulcan Lane, Auckland 1010
New Zealand

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