With grapes grown in the Gisborne sun, we produce wines with integrity which don't compromise on bold flavours or drinkability.

 

WINES

Available on premise & case purchases by email.

WINE

13.4%

ALC/ VOL

Retail $40

Le Pont

2017

CHARDONNAY

A classic expression of the King of White Grapes. This is a Gisborne Classic Chardonnay - Oak barrel fermented and Oak barrel aged - picked from younger low yielding wines in the Matawhero sub region. This Chardonnay has enjoyed 14 months in French and Hungarian Oak, then bottled in June 2018. With a pale straw colour, this wine has a soft, elegant nose which delivers spices and ripe stone fruit.

TASTING NOTES: The palate is notable for pineapple and grapefruit, which are regarded as two of the key flavours for fine White Burgundy. Beneath that, is an almost sherbert like creaminess, due to the malolactic fermentation, finishing with a restrained lemony acidity, combining with finesse to produce a bready, nutty Burgundian character.


GRAPE VARIETALS: Chardonnay


FOOD MATCH: Steamed Scallop and Pork Shumai at Blue Breeze Inn, Auckland.

AWARDED BY MICHAEL COOPER

13.2%

ALC/ VOL

RETAIL $36

DIRECT ONLINE

CASE PRICE

$26/BOTTLE

Le Pont

2014

SYRAH

The 2014 vintage is a top Gisborne grown red. Hand picked at Patutahi, blended with a small portion of Merlot and French Oak matured for 30 months. Relatively unknown in the Gisborne wine region, Syrah grows extremely well in this area, appreciating the maritime climate and cool afternoon sea breezes. The vineyard from which this Syrah was produced, was disestablished following the harvest, contributing to the uniqueness of this wine.

TASTING NOTES: Full coloured, fresh and mouth filling. With generous plummy, spicy flavours, good vigour and savoury notes adding complexity and a firm backbone of tannin.


GRAPE VARIETALS: Syrah, Merlot.


FOOD MATCH: Fourteen hour smoked beef brisket, green chilli, lemongrass, galangal at Woodpecker Hill, Auckland.

AWARDED BY MICHAEL COOPER

13.5%

ALC/ VOL

RETAIL $42

DIRECT ONLINE

CASE PRICE

$30/BOTTLE

Bridge Estate

2014

CABERNET MERLOT

The distinctive 2014 vintage is from vines planted at Matawhero, Gisborne, in 1985. Merlot based (43%), with lesser amounts of Cabernet Sauvingnon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, it was matured in seasoned and rejuvenated French Oak casks. A classy, subtle wine with good complexity, it's drinking well already, but likely to be at its best 2018 and beyond.

TASTING NOTES: Full and fairly youthful in colour, it has strong ripe berry and spice flavours with nutty and savoury notes and good tannin backbone.


GRAPE VARIETALS: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvingnon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.


FOOD MATCH: Pressed lamb shoulder with eggplant, sour cream, quinoa, buckwheat and tomato at The Works, Gisborne.

AWARDED BY MICHAEL COOPER

13%

Poverty Bay

2014

SÉMILLON

Estate-grown in the Bridge Estate Vineyard at Matawhero in Gisborne, the 2014 vintage is light yellow, mouth filling and dry.

TASTING NOTES: Moderately fresh, ripe peach flavours, balanced acidity, a touch of complexity and a rounded finish.


GRAPE VARIETALS: Semillon


FOOD MATCH: Mussels in a turmeric, coconut and coriander both at Crawford Road Kitchen, Gisborne.

ALC/ VOL

RETAIL $30

DIRECT ONLINE

CASE PRICE

$22/BOTTLE

AWARDED BY MICHAEL COOPER

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PHILOSOPHY

Wine for the people.

Poverty Bay Wines are created with traditional French wine blends in mind but for the modern discerning palette. Our wines match beautifully ​with contemporary cuisine from all over the world.

For more than a decade Poverty Bay Wine Estates Ltd has produced premium boutique wines in Gisborne under the Poverty Bay, Le Pont and Bridge Estate labels. Our wines can be found in top restaurants in Auckland, Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. 

Wines can be tasted in Gisborne by appointment or at the Gisborne Wine Centre.

If you are interested in having our wines on your restaurant's wine list, contact us below and we will pay you a visit!

 

STOCKISTS

Some of the places you can find Poverty Bay Wines to buy or try

ANDIAMO

Auckland

BLUE BREEZE INN

Auckland

THE WORKS

HUNGER MONGER

Gisborne

Napier

INDIGO

LOGAN BROWN

Napier

Wellington

WOODPECKER HILL

MARINA

DOUBLE VISION BREWERY

Auckland

Gisborne

Wellington

SAILS

Auckland

GISBORNE WINE CENTRE

CRAW FORD ROAD KITCHEN

MINISTRY OF FOOD

Gisborne

Case purchases may be made direct using the order form page.

Wellington

 

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