New Zealand Red Wines are intense, expressive, complex, and powerful. There are three main blends found in New Zealand red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. Others, such as Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc are made here, although it is much less often. After the Hawkes Bay experienced success in the 1960s from McWilliams, and then again in the 1980s with Te Mata Estate, Red Wine production in New Zealand began to flourish. As techniques were developed and adapted for New Zealand’s climate, there was a rise in Merlot and Bordeaux-style grape planting that continues today.

The early production of reds such as Pinot noir was precarious in New Zealand due to its climate. However, after planting in the Central Otago region, the production of Pinot noir really took off. Many award winning Pinot noirs now come from this region, popular for its fruit-driven, forward, and early maturing in the bottle. New Zealand Pinot noirs are notable for their great complexity, with earthy and savory flavours. According to the Wine Encyclopedia, “New Zealand Pinot noir is rapidly developing its own distinctive style, often with deeper colour, purer fruit and higher alcohol… it is a testament to the skill and craft of New Zealand producers that poor examples are infrequently encountered.” New Zealand Red wine production is in high demand due to its distinctive flavour and quality.

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alexandra, wine, company, alex gold, pinot, wine, 2014

Alexandra Wine Company Alex Gold Pinot Noir 2014

  • 2014
  • Central Otago
  • Alexandra Wine Company
$30.00 NZD
alexandra, wine, company, davishon, pinot, wine, 2013

Alexandra Wine Company Davishon Pinot Noir 2013

  • 2013
  • Central Otago
  • Alexandra Wine Company
$35.00 NZD
askerne, estate, dessert, cabernet, 2011

Askerne Estate Dessert Cabernet 2011

  • 2011
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Askerne Estate Winery
$20.00 NZD
askerne, estate, , merlot, cabernet, wine, 2015

Askerne Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec 2015

  • 2015
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Askerne Estate Winery
$22.00 NZD
askerne, estate, pinot, noir, wine, 2015

Askerne Estate Pinot Noir 2015

  • 2015
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Askerne Estate Winery
$22.00 NZD
askerne, estate, rose, 2016

Askerne Estate Rose 2016

  • 2016
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Askerne Estate Winery
$20.00 NZD

Askerne Estate Syrah 2013

  • 2013
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Askerne Estate Winery
$25.00 NZD
ata, rangi, crimson, pinot, wine, 2016

Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2016

  • Wairarapa
  • Ata Rangi Vineyard & Winery
  • 2016
$36.00 NZD
ata, rangi ,pinot, noir, wine, 2014

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2014

  • Wairarapa
  • Ata Rangi Vineyard & Winery
  • 2014
$75.00 NZD
aurum, wines, pinot, noir, wine, 2016

Aurum Estate Pinot Noir 2016

  • 2016
  • Central Otago
  • Aurum Wines
$38.00 NZD
babich, wines, irongate, cabernet, wine, 2014

Babich Wines Irongate Cabernet Merlot Franc 2014

  • Hawkes Bay
  • Babich Wines
  • 2014
$37.00 NZD
babich, wines, organic, pinot, wine, 2014

Babich Wines Organic Pinot Noir 2014

  • Marlborough
  • Babich Wines
  • 2014
$37.00 NZD
brightwater, vineyards, lord, rutherford,pinot, noir, wine, 2012

Brightwater Vineyards Lord Rutherford Pinot Noir 2012

  • Nelson
  • Brightwater Vineyard
  • 2012
$50.00 NZD
brightwater, vineyards, merlot, wine, 2016

Brightwater Vineyards Merlot 2016

  • Nelson
  • Brightwater Vineyard
  • 2016
$35.00 NZD
brightwater, vineyards, pinot, noir, wine, 2014

Brightwater Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015

  • Nelson
  • Brightwater Vineyard
  • 2015
$35.00 NZD
brightwater, vineyards, rose, wine, 2017

Brightwater Vineyards Rose 2017

  • Nelson
  • Brightwater Vineyard
  • 2017
$22.00 NZD
cable, bay, vineyards, pinot,awatere, valley, wine, 2014

Cable Bay Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2014

  • Marlborough
  • Cable Bay Vineyards
  • 2014
$28.00 NZD
cable, bay, vineyards, syrah,waiheke, island, wine, 2015

Cable Bay Waiheke Island Syrah 2015

  • Waiheke Island
  • Cable Bay Vineyards
  • 2015
$48.00 NZD
carrick, wines, excelsior, pinot,central, otago, wine, 2013

Carrick Wines Excelsior Pinot Noir 2013

  • Central Otago
  • Carrick Wines
  • 2013
$95.00 NZD
carrick, wines, unravelled, pinot,central, otago, wine, 2016

Carrick Wines Unravelled Pinot Noir 2016

  • Central Otago
  • Carrick Wines
  • 2016
$28.00 NZD