The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification 2010
The Third Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification was developed by Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer to highlight the importance of New Zealand’s finest Pinot Noirs. The classification is awarded based on a rolling average rating of the five most recent vintages. Light font is used to position estates for which we have yet to taste five vintages.
Sixty-six wineries have achieved a classification this year, representing about half of the Pinot Noir producers that we have tasted in New Zealand this year. Even a One Star rating represents a strong endorsement.
This is one of the most intelligent assessments on the state of New Zealand Pinot Noir – Wine NZ
Ata Rangi Felton Road Mt Difficulty
Bell Hill Craggy Range Dry River Escarpment
Martinborough Vineyard Pegasus Bay Peregrine Rippon
Bald Hills Cloudy Bay Dog Point Hinton Estate
Mount Edward Mountford Palliser Estate Schubert
Two Paddocks Valli Villa Maria Wither Hills
Amisfield Auntsfield Chard Farm Gibbston Valley
Neudorf Olssens Quartz Reef Rockburn TerraVin Voss
Alan McCorkindale Envoy Seresin
Alana Carrick Foxes Island Gravitas Huia Hunter’s Kumeu River
Lowburn Ferry Murdoch James Nautilus Pisa Range Spy Valley Te Kairanga
Blind River Delta Gladstone Jackson Johner Julicher Ma Maison
Mount Maude Pond Paddock Prophet’s Rock Tarras Te Whare Ra
The Ned Vavasour Wild Rock Wooing Tree
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