Askerne Estate Winery

The Askerne Estate Winery vineyard site comprises six different soils varying between river gravels, sandy soils, silt and loams. The sub soils vary from gravels, red-metal and clay. These various soils have been matched to particular varieties and also to produce complexity within varietal styles.

The site also has unique climatic attributes. It is forward of both the Haumoana hills and Havelock North hills and is close to the coast, benefiting from the moderating effect of the sea. It is a plains site receiving cooling winds from all directions including draughts from the adjoining Tuki Tuki river which laid down the various soils. These cooling effects are key contributors to the elegance and aromatics of our white wines.

The soils and climate provide a base, which is built on by a variety of clones and rootstocks within each variety to add further complexity. Our viticultural management reflects a meticulous approach to our philosophy that fine wine is made in the vineyard.

Wine Awards

  • Askerne Gewurztraminer 2005 (Liquorland Top 100 2006, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Askerne Gewurztraminer 2007 (Liquorland Top 100 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy)
  • Askerne Reserve Cab. Merlot 2004 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2006, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Askerne Gewurztraminer 2007 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Askerne Pinot Noir 2010 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2014, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Askerne Gewürztraminer 2013, Pure Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Askerne Askerne Gewurztraminer 2007 (Bragato Wine Awards 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Askerne Noble Semillon 2006 (TROPHY) (Bragato Wine Awards 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Askerne Pinot Gris 2010 (Bragato Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Askerne Estate Gewurztraminer 2010 (Gold Medal and Trophy Hawke’s Bay A&P Mercedes-Benz Wine Awards 2010)
  • Askerne Estate Pinot Gris 2014 (Bronze Medal New Zealand International Wine Competition 2014)
  • Askerne Estate Pinot Gris 2014 (Silver Medal Hawkes Bay A & P Bayleys Wine Awards 2014)
  • Askerne Estate Rose 2014 (Bronze Medal – NZ International Wine Show 2014)
  • Askerne Estate Syrah 2013 (Silver Medal Hawkes Bay A & P Bayleys Wine Awards 2014)
  • Askerne Estate Reserve Cabernet Franc Merlot Malbec 2013 (Gold medal Bragato wine awards 2014)
  • Askerne Estate Reserve Cabernet Franc Merlot Malbec 2013 (Bronze medal NZ International Wine Show 2014

267 Te Mata Mangateretere Road
Havelock North
Hawkes Bay

P: +64 6 877 2089
F: +64 6 877 2086

CONTACT: John Loughlin