Pinot Noir

26 Products Found

Barren Rock (Central Otago) 2019 Pinot Noir

5 Stars - Peter Saunders
5 Stars - Sam Kim

Our famous 5 Star Central Otago Pinot Noir is back in stock and looking fine!

This quality of Pinot Noir at this price is hard to beat. Bramble, spice, doris plum and rich ripe red fruit aromatics. A delicious fruit driven style having a rounded palate of cherry flavours with a hint of chocolate and spice followed by a mineral, elegant palate showing great density, tension and persistence. Great on its own or shows beautifully matched with duck, venison or lamb.

When you buy 12 or more

33% OFF

ERP $32.99

Single bottle: $21.99

Cherry Block (Otago) 2019 Pinot Noir

90 Points & 4 ½ Stars - Sam Kim Wine Orbit. June 2019

Great value Central Otago pinot! hard to pass up!

Sweetly lifted on the nose showing cherry, raspberry, strawberry, toasted almond, mushroom and spice aromas, followed by a juicy palate that is nicely rounded and smooth. The wine is fruit-expressive and elegantly styled, beautifully supported by polished tannins. 

Tim Boyd-White, Co-Founder of Cherry Block Wines: 

“Cherry Block was started in large part to bottle the spirit of many memorable times in Central Otago, especially at the Boyd Family Cherry Orchard in Alexandra. We feel very fortunate that it now gives us reason (as if we needed one!) to return to that special part of the world year after year.”



26% OFF

ERP $26.99

Doctors Flat (Otago) 2017 Pinot Noir

Listed in Air New Zealand Fine Wines of New Zealand list

5 Stars Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, April 2020 
"A deep, velvety pinot noir with cassis, red-fleshed plum, and layers of spice and nutty oak. It’s still relatively youthful but a delight to taste and with potential to get even better with bottle age. It has a classic Bannockburn signature." (2017 vintage)

Buyers pick!

A true underdog, ticks all the right boxes for a wine double this price. Steve Davies made wine for Carrick and Akarua before developing his own vineyard, he also supplies some really big league Bannockburn Pinots. A voluptuous style of Pinot Noir, deeply flavoured and juicy. Laden with flavours of red and black cherry mineral edge and complexity by the bucketful.

If you haven't tried Doctors really should.



5% OFF

ERP $55.99

Domaine Rewa (Otago) 2016 Pinot noir

5 Stars, 94/100 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 

94/100 - Jamie Goode, UK
This shows pure, vivid red cherry and berry fruit. Finesse and elegance are the hallmarks, with purity, a lightness of body and a spine of grippy tannins. Lovely elegant style.” (Jamie Goode, UK)

Domaine Rewa is a tiny 5.5 hectare vineyard located on the fluvial terrace nestled in the foothills of the Pisa Range. 

Stylish and complex, the beautifully fragrant bouquet shows red/black cherry, floral, dark olive, nutmeg and earthy mushroom characters, leading to a juicy palate that is wonderfully rounded and elegant. It is refined and persistent with gorgeous spicy/savoury nuances.


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ERP $44.99

Giesen Organic (Marlborough) Pinot Noir 2015

Fruit was gently de-stemmed as soon as it arrived at the winery and then added to open top fermenters by gravity. A cold soak for five to seven days allowed the early development of colour and flavour prior to fermentation. Delicate hand plunging of the ferments ensure soft extraction of tannin and colour. After 14 days maceration the fruit was gently basket pressed with the free run wine aged in French oak 300L barrels for 12 months. It then received a further 24 months bottle ageing before release creating superb complexity.

The key to the perfect food match is to find the perfect occasion. When you’re enjoying time with friends and family, serve this wine alongside a decadent, rich dish such as Chinese five-spice duck - or for something European, a French-style cassoulet.


Grasshopper Rock (Otago) 2017 Pinot Noir

96 Points - Cameron Douglas MS

Listed in Air NZ Fine Wines of New Zealand 2019

95 Points Bob Campbell MW – The Real Review

92/100 Decanter, Rebecca Gibb
"This has great colour and is beautifully fragrant. It's fresh, elegant yet ripe, with gorgeous violet, blackberry and raspberry coulis flavours. Lovely skin and seed tannins coat the palate like cocoa powder, and there's no edginess evident." Drink 2019 - 2030

The big name Pinot Noir you have never heard of...................

A single site Pinot Noir from Earnscleugh, Grasshopper Rock is on the south side of the Alexandra basin. The vineyard is on warm North facing slopes. 

All the good fruit go into this (probably because they only make one Pinot Noir). Clever winemakers, Pip Battley and Pete Bartle, are top of their game when it comes to making top Pinot Noirs, usually with a $60 price tag.

This has to be one of Otago's best value AND best quality offerings around.

Ripe cherry flavours, spices, powdery tannins and gorgeous lengthy finish. Delicious. 

When you buy 12 or more

5% OFF

ERP $39.99

Single bottle: $37.99

Henri Cauvard (France) 2016 Volnay

Volnay, admired for its delicacy and sappy style. Always been thought of as the most feminine of Bourgogne wines. Though there are vigorous and muscular versions, it truly does stand out among the red wines of the Côte de Beaune. The colour varies from bright ruby to a light garnet.

Aromas are of violet, gooseberry, cherry, and spices. Gamey notes and cooked prune. It has an immediate appeal which, added to a slight natural precocity, means it can be fully open while still relatively young. Fresh, the finish is warm. 


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ERP $76.99

Johner (Wairarapa) 2018 Pinot Noir

Scents of dark chocolate and almond lead to dark red brambly characters and earthy spice notes. Bright, inviting and elegant in style with a good mouth-feel and evident but silky tannins, this wine is easily enjoyed now, and will continue to reward and mature with bottle age.

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12% OFF

ERP $26.00

Single bottle: $22.99

Kopu (Wairarapa) 2018 Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir is super appealing.

Fairly aromatic on the nose, purple violet florals and ripe red berries are lifted by underlying tones of dark cherries and subtle herbaceous notes.

Packed full of plush dark plum and cherry notes, which aren't masked with oak, to show off dark and wildly fruity flavours that are plush on the palate with silky tannins.

Made with young fruit, gentle winemaking techniques and the use of older french oak combine to produce a pure style of Pinot Noir. Displaying all the Wairarapa region can offer. 


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ERP $24.99

Single bottle: $18.99

Matahiwi (Wairarapa) 2019 ME Pinot Noir

Ripe cherry and plum fruit characters are complemented on the nose by spicy, toasty oak. The flavour is all about fruit freshness, with a mouth-filling, supple finish. Enjoy with your favourite lamb dish or a full-flavoured Beef Bourguignon.

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13% OFF

ERP $22.99

Single bottle: $19.99

Maude (Otago) 2019 Pinot Noir

March Clearance Event!

Listed in the 2019 Fine Wines of New Zealand list (2018 vintage)

4 ½ Stars - Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)

Maude are making waves with their Otago Pinots. This is their Estate wine made from hand harvested fruit, Queensberry and Lowburn vineyards. Very much a family-owned and hand-crafted enterprise. 

Winery note
"The 2019 Maude is sourced from Central Otago’s premium sub regions, each contributing to this savoury, complex Pinot Noir. Aromas of dark cherry, plum and dried herbs team up with a palate that displays layers of dark fruit flavours entwined with velvety but structural tannins. Careful cellaring for 5 years will reward."

Everything you want from a top quality Pinot Noir and more.

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13% OFF

ERP $44.99

Single bottle: $38.99

Neudorf (Moutere) 2016 Pinot Noir

A fragrant and elegant style. Tightly bound and chiseled tannins. Displaying plummy fruit and blackberries. Smokey and delicious...better with age.


Pierre Ponnelle (France) 2018 Pinot Noir

Pierre Ponnelle was well known figure of Burgundy in the 19th century. Born in 1847 he spent his youth in Beaune and later went on to study in Germany. Pierre Ponnelle, however, was above all passionate about oenology. He then returned to Beaune in 1875 and founded his house as wine merchant.

Amazingly good value French Pinot Noir. Grapes for this wine are from southern France, in the languedoc region.

Tasting Notes; Aromas of nuts such as almonds and red fruit. Smooth and easy to drink. Soft tannins, bright and fruity.

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ERP $28.99

Single bottle: $19.99

Pond Paddock (Martinborough) 2014 Pinot Noir

3.5 Stars Bob Campbell 

4 Stars Raymond Chan

Daniele tends the vineyard with the assistance of Simone Amorese, a winemaker from Italy who lives on the property, and Paul Mason has been contracted to make the Pond Paddock wine. In 2014, the 4,000 vines yielded 6 tonnes of fruit to make approx. 550 cases of wine. The smaller 2015 harvest saw 2.5 tonnes harvested to make around 230 cases

Good ripeness concentration and weight tannins. Pinot noir 2015 shows the characteristics of the 
vintage, fruitiness and complexity body structure who makes the wine long and persistent on the palate. A long storage needed in your cellar.

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17% OFF

ERP $35.99

Single bottle: $29.99

Road to Enlightenment (South Aus) 2019 Pinot Noir

This is such a loveable easy drinker! 

The Winesale office loved this wine....

Classic Pinot profile; aromas of plum, cherry, rosepetal, cedar and undergrowth.This is an easy yet mouth-filling and intensely flavoured wine showing bright fruit flavours with spice and character. A freshness in natural acidity from cooler sites and fine-grained tannins drive a lovely long finish. Perfect with game and mushroom dishes.

Wines of the past that were too overt in fruit, oak or weight is where we began, the balanced, fresh and vibrant wines of Road to Enlightenment is where we are headed.

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20% OFF

ERP $19.99

Single bottle: $15.99

Sherwood Estate (Waipara) 2020 Pinot Noir

Great value Pinot from pioneers of the Waipara Valley the Sherwood family. One of the first to plant Pinot in this region, Jill & Dayne Sherwood have been working this land for over 30 years. caving out their own unique Waipara style.

Aromas of violets and wood-smoke follow through to a complex palate of raspberry fruit and spice with a lingering smoky finish. A fresh and youthful style of Pinot Noir fragrant and bright.

Try with spring lamb, feta and couscous salad. Phwoar.


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9% OFF

ERP $21.99

Single bottle: $19.99

Spinyback (NZ) 2019 Pinot Noir

A bargain quaffable Pinot from Waimea, wines.

Spinyback is named in honour of New Zealand’s Tuatara (‘spiny back’ in Maori). As the world’s only surviving link to an ancient group of species, we’re committed to supporting organisations that protect and nurture this living fossil. Your purchase of these wines assists in that endeavour.

A mouth filling and easy style. Silky and rich in flavour with a succulent and sweetly spicy finish. 

A perfect accompaniment to red meat, game dishes and particularly, mushroom-based sauces. 

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ERP $16.99

Single bottle: $15.99

Stoneburn (Marlborough) 2018 Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir has medium body with strawberry and black cherry fruit aromas. The palate combines the flavours of black cherry, spice and subtle French oak to produce a soft full wine.

Made from 100% Pinot Noir, around half the fruit was picked by hand, and the remainder by machine. Fermented in stainless steel tanks before transfer to a mix of one and two year old French oak barrels where it matures for 18 months. 

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10% OFF

ERP $19.99

Single bottle: $17.99

Three Miners (Otago) 2018 Pinot Noir

5 stars , 94 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
4 stars - Bob Campbell

Classic Otago Pinot at its best.......tiny quantities made.........worth it........

Spiced blackberry, fragrant dried herb, bright sweet redcurrants, smoky char and hints of vanilla and cherry. Opulent red fruit entry with sweet red cherry, plums, raspberry and a touch of chocolate. Medium bodied, elegant style with soft rounded tannins and a long red fruit finish.

Named after the Warden’s Court, which opened in 1879 to look after miners’ rights in the gold rush days. Three Miners Viticulturalist Gary Crabbe ensures optimum quality of our grapes before Wine maker extrordinaire, Pete Bartle coaxes the best out of them.

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5% OFF

ERP $39.99

Single bottle: $37.99

Valli (Bannockburn) 2018 Pinot Noir

97/100 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

93/100 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

95/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS

94/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW

93/100 Points - Nick Stock,

92/100 Points - Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

17.5/20 - Joelle Thomson

4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine

Winery description

"This incredibly fragrant and elegant wine is from our cooler site in Bannockburn in a warmer growing season resulting in a highly energetic wine with great flow and incredible layers of red and black fruit, baking spice and earth. The aromas are both intriguing and complex: fresh berry, lilac, baking spice and wild thyme. The palate is long and bright with cherry, raspberry, beautiful florals and cardamom. Silky fine tannins compliment the vibrant acidity, giving the wine length and memory. This wine is drinking beautifully at release and will continue to do so for at least a decade."

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11% OFF

ERP $69.99

Single bottle: $61.99

Valli (Bendigo) 2018 Pinot Noir

94 Points– James Suckling
“Aromas of violet flowers, spiced plums and blueberries with background, spiced wood, leading to a palate that has a very fleshy, succulent and zesty core of ripe dark cherries, fine tannin and a plush, supple finish. Drink now. Screw cap.” – James Suckling

93 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The fullest-bodied Valli Pinot (from the warmest subregion), the 2018 Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir boasts ebullient black cherry and blackberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, with hints of cocoa, clove and a bit of dusty-rose character, it’s big but not lacking elegance or complexity, finishing with silky tannins and admirable length.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

93 Points – Bob Campbell MW
19.5 – Joelle Thomson
5 stars – Michael Cooper

Considered the "Central Otago Guru" of winemaking, Grant Taylor is an exceptionally talented and meticulous winemaker. The Valli range of wines are truly superb!

"Deep garnet hue with bright fruit aromas of blackberry, cherry, and plum with toasted almond, coffee, and cedar. Fresh berry and cherry on the palate with nutmeg, mushroom, and earthy loam. A fresh and lively palate with fine tannins that build in the mouth with a long, vibrant finish. This vintage shows noteworthy freshness and refinement for Bendigo in a warm growing season. Bold and bright, this wine is intricately layered with a sturdy structure and incredible detail. Lively and inviting in its youth, this wine will also go the distance and is worthy of cellaring for 10+ years."

When you buy 6 or more

11% OFF

ERP $69.99

Single bottle: $61.99

Valli (Gibbston) 2018 Pinot Noir

95/100 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Judges Selection Award for Best New Zealand Red - TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2020

Named in the "Fine Wines of New Zealand List 2020”

96/100 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

95/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW

95/100 Points - Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine

93/100 Points - Nick Stock,

93/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS

92/100 Points - Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

92/100 Points - Tom Cannavan

19/20 Points - Joelle Thomson

5 Stars - Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine

Considered the "Central Otago Guru" of winemaking, Grant Taylor is an exceptionally talented and meticulous winemaker. The Valli range of wines are truly superb!

"Bright garnet colour with rose petals, red cherry, doris plum and baking spice on the nose. A long and highly aromatic palate with layers of delicious red fruit, rosemary, wild thyme and an earthiness that compliments the enchanting florals.This is a worldly Pinot Noir with great length, fine tannins, vibrant acidity and noble power. Its unique character sings harmoniously of its Gibbston origins, a tiny place that produces exceptional wine that is enjoyed young and will also continue to develop for many years to come." 

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13% OFF

ERP $69.99

Single bottle: $60.99

Valli (Waitaki) 2018 Pinot Noir

Named in the "Fine Wines of New Zealand List 2020”

Judges Selection Award for Best Pinot Noir - TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2020

Gold Medal - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2020

Top 100 Wines Of New Zealand -

94/100 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

96/100 Points - 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

96/100 Points - Nick Stock,

96/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS

94/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW

18.5/20 Points - Joelle Thomson4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine

Considered the "Central Otago Guru" of winemaking, Grant Taylor is an exceptionally talented and meticulous winemaker. The Valli range of wines are truly superb!

"Light garnet hue with sweet and savoury aromas of fresh lilac, dried plum, wild strawberry, cumin and manuka-smoked bacon. The charming florals, intriguing spice and red/dried fruit flavours layer wonderfully with the limey acidity that drives the wine and the silky fine tannins that create a beautiful round and mouth-filling texture.Forever ethereal, Waitaki Pinot is unique: bridging the energy of new world pinot noir with the form and shape of classic old world pinot noir. An intriguing wine that is lithe and fragrant in its youth with savoury notes that will continue to unfold with age."

When you buy 6 or more

11% OFF

ERP $69.99

Single bottle: $61.99

Whitehaven (Marlborough) 2016 Pinot Noir

Ripe cherry and black plum fruit flavours supported with savoury oak char and spice.
A medium bodied wine with supple tannins and a fleshy, silky texture. The fruit and savoury, game flavours are perfectly balanced and persist on the long, clean acid finish.


When you buy 12 or more

14% OFF

ERP $34.99

Single bottle: $29.99