Top NZ Pinot Noir

Just in Cuisine magazine’s top ten New Zealand pinot noirs:

  1. Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2006
  2. Rockburn Pinot Noir 2006
  3. Valli Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir 2006
  4. Stoneleigh Rapaura Series Pinot Noir 2006
  5. Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Waipara Pinot Noir 2006
  6. Fairmont estate Block One Pinot Noir 2006 
  7. Cable Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2006
  8. Waipara Hills Southern Cross Selection Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006
  9. Tirohana Estate Pinot Noir 2006
  10. Vidal Marlborough Pinot Noir 2006

Seven years living in London means that I’ve lost track of NZ wineries and the quality of Central Otago pinot.  


  1. Also in top 13 Pinot Noir to receive five stars from Cuisine were Bald Hills and Judge Rock from central Otago.

  2. geoffbilbrough

    Thanks Paul. No offence intended. If you can tell me where I can buy a bottle in London I’d happily give your fine wine a try.

  3. FYI the Rockburn Pinot Noir 2006 also collected the Fairfax Media Open Red Trophy and Elite Gold Medal at the Air New Zealand Awards recently; a case of this wine can be shipped to the UK for just NZ$12/bottle by contacting the winery directly…

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