Church Road Wines

Church Road wines embraces Old World winemaking philosophies with one arm and technological winemaking advancements with the other. And we never forget that it all begins with fruit grown in Hawke’s Bay.

We have vineyards in a variety of Hawke’s Bay areas, so we can harvest a diverse range of grapes and select the best. Underpinning everything we set out to achieve in the vineyards is viticulturist Graham Bartleet and his team’s concern for the environment. They make sure our vineyard practices consider the long-term needs of the land.

In the winery, our commitment to centuries-old winemaking techniques is genuine. We specially imported giant French oak cuves (wine vats) to ferment our red wines, and then age them in French oak barriques. We also worked with famed French winery Domaines Cordier early on to fast-track our traditional winemaking expertise. While the French experience of tannin management and style definition has had a major impact on our winemaking philosophy, we had to modify their approach to suit our fruit.

Winemaker

We're proud to show you our working winery and a museum highlighting over 100 years of winemaking at Church Road. Church Road also caters for private functions by appointment and is a highly sought-after wedding venue.

Tasting Room

At our cellar door, you can taste and buy all Church Road wines, including the limited release Cuve Series and iconic Tom.

Wine Awards

  • Church Road Chardonnay 2005 (Liquorland Top 100 2006, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Church Road Cuve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Liquorland Top 100 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy)
  • Church Road Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (Liquorland Top 100 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy)
  • Church Road Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2007 (Liquorland Top 100 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy)
  • Church Road Pinot Gris 2009 (Liquorland Top 100 2010, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Church Road Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2004 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2007, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Church Road Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2006, CHAMPION CHARDONNAY (Royal Easter Wine Show 2008, Gold and Trophy Winners)
  • Church Road Reserve Hawke's Bay Cabernet Merlot 2005, CHAMPION CABERNET PREDOMINANT (Royal Easter Wine Show 2008, Gold and Trophy Winners)
  • Church Road Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet 2006 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Church Road Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah 2007 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Church Road Reserve Chardonnay 2008 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Church Road Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Church Road Cuvee Merlot 2007, TROPHY (Royal Easter Wine Show 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Church Road Cuve Merlot 2008 TROPHY (Royal Easter Wine Show 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Church Road Reserve Syrah 2008 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Church Road Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009 TROPHY (Royal Easter Wine Show 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Church Road Reserve Merlot Cabernet 1998. (Sydney International Wine Competition 2002, Blue Gold Award Winners)
  • Church Road Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2004 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2006, Award Winning Wines)
  • Church Road Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2005 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2009, Award Winning Wines)
  • CHURCH ROAD RESERVE SYRAH 2007 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2010, Award Winning Wines)
  • CHURCH ROAD RESERVE SYRAH 2008 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2011, Award Winning Wines)
  • CHURCH ROAD - RESERVE CHARDONNAY - 2011 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2013, Award Winning Wines)
  • CHURCH ROAD - RESERVE MERLOT CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 2010 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2013, Award Winning Wines)
  • Church Road Cuve Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Church Road Reserve Syrah 2007 CHAMPION WINE OF THE SHOW AND CHAMPION SYRAH (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Church Road Reserve Viognier 2007 (BDO Champion Other White Styles & Rosé Trophy) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Church Road Reserve Noble Semillon 2004 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Church Road Reserve Syrah 2008 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Church Road Cuve Hawkes Bay Merlot 2007 [TROPHY] (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Church Road Hawkes Bay Syrah 2009 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Church Road McDonald Series Merlot 2011, Pure Elite Gold and TROPHY (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Church Road Grand Reserve Syrah 2011, Pure Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Church Road Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (International Wine and Spirit 2009)
  • Church Road McDonald Series Syrah 2010 (International Wine and Spirit 2013, Gold Medal winners)

150 Church Road
Taradale
Hawkes Bay

P: +64 6 844 2053
F: +64 6 844 3378

CONTACT: Church Road