Esk Valley Estate

Situated in the north of New Zealand’s picturesque Hawkes Bay, at Bay View is the Esk Valley Estate winery.

The winery sources fruit from Hawkes Bay, including the world-renowned Gimblett Gravels and Marlborough, as both regions consistently produce grapes of an extremely high quality.

Esk Valley is famous for its premium wine The Terraces, which is only released those years when the terraced vines on the banks above the winery, produce an exceptional vintage.

Esk Valley is a boutique winery, but it is unique in that many of the techniques used to craft its award-winning wines are dictated by the winery itself. The old concrete vats, the layout of the buildings, and the absence of modern technology mean the people at Esk Valley have had to make wine in a simple, honest, hands-on way.

The people at Esk Valley are as important to the wine-making process as the vines and the high quality grapes they produce. The main pre-requisite for working at Esk Valley is a genuine passion and excitement for wine.

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Summer Hours: Open 7 days: 10am - 5pm

Winter Hours (June, July & August): Open Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4:30pm

Closed Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

+64 6 872 7430 (extn 4)
+64 6 836 6413
enquiries@eskvalley.co.nz

The Terraces

This steep, north west facing vineyard was originally planted in the 1940's and then re-established with its current plantings in 1989.

It occupies approximately 1 hectare and is planted with Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, which are harvested and fermented together as a true expression of the vineyard.

The soils are complex, containing layers of seashells and limestone, interspersed with clay and volcanic ash. Fertility is quite low, and the vines are thinned to one bunch per shoot and harvested by hand.

This is handcrafted wine and a true vineyard blend, with all harvested fruit being co-fermented in a single open topped fermenter.

After almost two years in new French barriques, The Terraces wine is ready for bottling.

The Terraces vintage is sold en primeur, a traditional method of selling Burgundy and Bordeaux wine, that enables you to purchase the wine ahead of its general release.

Using this method for The Terraces ensures that wine enthusiasts and collectors are provided with an opportunity to secure their order of this exclusive wine.

Wine Awards

  • Esk Valley Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (Liquorland Top 100 2004, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (trophy) (Liquorland Top 100 2004, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Black Label Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Franc 2001 (Liquorland Top 100 2002, Top 100)
  • Esk Valley Black Label Merlot/Cabernet/Malbec 2004 (Liquorland Top 100 2005, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Merlot/Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (Liquorland Top 100 2005, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2002 (Liquorland Top 100 2003, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (Liquorland Top 100 2003, Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Estate Black Label Rose 2007 (Trophy Winner) (Liquorland Top 100 2007, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Esk Valley Estate Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Liquorland Top 100 2007, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Esk Valley Estate Winemakers Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (Liquorland Top 100 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy)
  • Esk Valley Estate Winemakers Syrah 2007 (Liquorland Top 100 2010, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Esk Valley Black Label Merlot 2002 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2004, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Merlot/Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Esk Valley Black Label Syrah 2004 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2006, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Syrah 2005 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2007, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Syrah 2006 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2008, Gold and Trophy Winners)
  • Esk Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2005 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Esk Valley Winemakers Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2007 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris 2010 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Esk Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2011, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2010 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2014, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012 (Royal Easter Wine Show 2014, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Estate Black Label Merlot 2002 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2004, Blue Gold Award Winners)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2002, Blue Gold Award Winners)
  • Esk Valley Black Label Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2004 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2006, Award Winning Wines)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2003 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2005, Award Winning Wines)
  • Esk Valley Black Label Rose 2006 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2007, Award Winning Wines)
  • ESK VALLEY BLACK LABEL CHENIN BLANC 2007 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2008, Award Winning Wines)
  • ESK VALLEY BLACK LABEL SYRAH 2005 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2008, Award Winning Wines)
  • Esk Valley Estate Black Label Chenin Blanc 2008 (Sydney International Wine Competition 2009, Award Winning Wines)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2003 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2004, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (Champion Sauvignon and/or Merlot Predominant Blend) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2004, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Esk Valley Black Label Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2003 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2004, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Esk Valley Black Label Pinot Gris 2003 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2003, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Esk Valley Black Label Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2003, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Esk Valley Black Label Merlot 2002 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2003, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Esk Valley Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2004 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Esk Valley Estate Black Label Merlot/Malbec/Rose 2005 (Champion Rose or Blush) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Esk Valley Estate Black Label Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2004 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2005, Gold Medal and Champion Wines)
  • Esk Valley Black label Merlot Malbec Rose 2006 (Champion Rose or Blush Trophy) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2004 (Champion Merlot Blend Trophy) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006, Gold Medal and Trophy Wines)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Syrah 2006 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2008, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Esk Valley Marlborough Riesling 2009 (Plant & Food Research Champion Riesling Trophy) (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Esk Valley Marlborough Riesling 2009 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Esk Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Esk Valley Winemakers Hawkes Bay Syrah 2007 (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Esk Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011 Pure Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Gold TROPHY (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2012, Pure Elite Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Gold (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010, Pure Elite Gold and TROPHY (Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (International Wine and Spirit 2008)
  • Esk Valley Vineyard Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (International Wine and Spirit 2009)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (International Wine and Spirit 2009)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2002 (International Wine Challenge 2004)
  • Esk Valley Black Label Riesling 2003 (International Wine Challenge 2004)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2002 (International Wine Challenge 2005, New Zealand wines – gold and silver medals)
  • Esk Valley Black Label Pinot Noir, 2007 (International Wine Challenge 2009)
  • Esk Valley Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc, 2009 (International Wine Challenge 2010)
  • Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 (International Wine Challenge 2010)
  • Esk Valley Syrah, 2007 (International Wine Challenge 2010)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Merlot - Malbec - Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 (International Wine Challenge 2010)
  • Esk Valley Pinot Noir, 2010 GOLD (International Wine Challenge 2012, Gold Medal Winners)
  • Esk Valley Reserve Syrah 2007 (TROPHY) (Bragato Wine Awards 2009, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Esk Verdelho 2009 (Bragato Wine Awards 2010, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Esk Valley Marlborough Dry Riesling 2011 - Jerome Waldron (Bragato Wine Awards 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010 - Bob Newton (Bragato Wine Awards 2012, Gold Medal and Trophy Winners)
  • Esk Valley Marlborough Riesling 2012 - Jerome Waldron (Bragato Wine Awards 2013, Trophy and Gold Medal Wines)

Main Road
Bay View
Hawkes Bay

P: +64 6 872 7430
F: +64 6 836 6413

CONTACT: Ali Campbell