Auckland Line Up 2019
GET READY AUCKLAND. HERE IS YOUR WINE LIST! – with more amazing wines to come!!

Over Pinot Palooza’s 13 city tour, there will be opportunity to taste so many different Pinots from so many producers representing so over 30 regions. The sheer volume alone can be intimidating, let alone trying to pick a favourite.

The best way is to approach it as you would a music festival. Think of the different styles or producers as stages, each one representing a certain genre of music or musician.

Each has its own unique character and what you like or don’t like is all down to how you feel and what you’re seeking at that particular moment in time.

Spend time at the main stage, but make sure you head to the fringe and emerging stages for something new or a little different. Up for a splurge? Hit the VIP stage. Up for something fun? The Dance Tent’s where it’s at. And when you feel like taking it a little easy, the Chill Out Room’s waiting for you. 

This is how you pinot, with your hands in the air like you just don’t care!

Main Stage: 

This is the headline act which you absolutely have to check out. If you haven’t heard of them, you soon will. This one’s a must.


This is one you’ll cough up good dollars for.


A little left field, alternative, unique, intriguing and captivating. Not mainstream and all the better for it.

Emerging Talent: 

This is your new, up-and-coming Pinot artist, or one who’s undergone reinvention.

Chill Out Room: 

Super chilled, easy going, relaxed and super lo-fi.

Dance Tent: 

Wines that are bright, fun and make you want to move.



Brrr. Did it just get a little colder here? Central Otago sits way down the bottom of the world, and even enjoys bragging rights to some of the southern hemisphere’s most southerly vineyards. It was a wine region established on a collective mad vision, but produces world class, outstanding, powerful, ample pinot noir of mass seduction. Cue the bear skin rug and fireplace.

If you’re after a little back ground reading, check out our profile (and spotify playlist!).


Akarua Brut NV $35
RUA, 2018 $25
RUA Rosé 2019 $24
25 Steps 2018 $32
Pinot Rouge 2019 $23

Burn Cottage

Burn Cottage Vineyard 2017 $70
Burn Cottage Valli Vineyard, 2017 $70
Burn Cottage Moonlight Race, 2016 $50

Gibbston Valley

Vintage Rosé Methode Traditionelle, 2013 – $110
GV Collection, 2018 – $47
Glenlee, 2018 – $65
Glenlee Magnum, 2016 – $160

Grasshopper Rock

Earnscleugh Vineyard, 2016 – $40
Earnscleugh Vineyard, 2012 – $50

Madam Sass

Madam Sass, 2018 – $24.99
Madam Sass Rosé, 2019 – $24.99

Neck of the Woods

Neck of the Woods Gibbston, 2016 – $45
Neck of the Woods Central Otago, 2017 – $40
Neck of the Woods Bendigo, 2018 – $40

Nockies Palette

Nockies Palette, 2016 – $38
Nockies Palette ‘Georgetown’ Rosé, 2018 – $39
Little George, 2014 – $20


Peregrine, 2016 – $45
Peregrine, 2013 – $65
Saddleback, 2017 – $27
Peregrine Rosé, 2019 – $29


Providore First Edition, 2018 – $24.99
Providore Rosé, 2018 – $24.99
Providore ‘Luminaire’ Blanc de Noir, 2018 – $24.99

Quartz Reef

Quartz Reef Single Vineyard, 2017 – $49
Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle NV Brut, NV – $33
Bendigo Estate Single Ferment, 2017 – $85


Rockburn ‘The Chosen ‘, 2018 – $65
Rockburn, 2017 – 49.99
Rockburn ‘Stolen Kiss’ Rosé, 2019 – $29.99
Devil’s Staircase ‘Blushing’ Blanc de Noir, 2019 – $29.99

Valli Vineyards

Central Otago and Waitaki, North Otago
Valli Gibbston Vineyard, 2018 – $69
Valli Bannockburn Vineyard, 2018 – $69
Valli Bendigo Vineyard, 2018 – $69
Valli Waitaki Vineyard, 2018 – $69

Wet Jacket

Wet Jacket Rosé, 2019 – $29
Wet Jacket, 2018 – $42
Wet Jacket, 2015 – $50


Primped and preened, fancy hair and nice duds, Marlborough has All The Right Stuff – the region’s got mojo for days. Dive into the full flavoured, quietly powerful pinot noirs of deadly seduction, satiny texture and ample, rich fruit character. One slug and you’re hooked. You can’t resist.

Dog Point

Dog Point, 2017 – $50
Dog Point, 2010 – $65


Forrest Pinot Noir, 2017 – $29
Forrest Rosé, 2018 – $25
The Doctors’ Pinot Noir, 2018 – $25
The Doctors’ Rosé, 2018 – $25

Jackson Estate

Homestead Pinot Noir, 2017 – $18.40
Vintage Widow Pinot Noir, 2015 – $34
Somerset Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2013 – $48
Gum Emperor Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2013 – $48

Nautilus Estate

Nautilus Vintage Rosé , 2016 – $49
Nautilus Southern Valleys Pinot Noir , 2016 – $44
Nautilus Clay Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir , 2016 – $68
Opawa Rosé, 2019 – $22.50
Opawa Pinot Noir, 2018 – $29.95

Rock Ferry

3rd Rock Pinot Noir, 2014 – $45
3rd Rock Pinot Noir, 2016 – $45
Trig Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2014 – $65
Trig Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2015 – $45

Spy Valley

Spy Valley Single Vineyard Rosé, 2018 – $24.99
Spy Valley Single Estate, 2016 – $32.99
ENVOY Outpost Vineyard, 2015 – $55

Te Whare Ra

Te Whare Ra TWR, 2017 – $50
Te Whare Ra SV5182, 2015 – $75
Te Whare Ra SV5096 Clayvin, 2016 – $75


Marlborough & Nelson
Kono, 2016 – $21.99
Tohu Awatere Valley Marlborough, 2017 – $24.99
Tohu Whenua Awa Awatere Valley Marlborough, 2017 – $41.99
Tohu Whenua Matua Upper Moutere, 2017 – $34.99


You want the authentic, earthy, vibey Kiwi wine region, right? Get in and amongst the farms and flowers and trees and sing Kumbaya? Well, North Canterbury is kind of a bit like that. It’s happy people, small vineyards, totally unique wines, with a touch of earthy savouriness of good measure.

We feature the region in this year’s Magazine. Be sure to check it out here!

Pegasus Bay

Pegasus Bay ‘Prima Donna’, 2015 – $105
Pegasus Bay, 2016 – $55
Main Divide, 2016 – $27
Main Divide Rosé, 2019 – $22

Tongue in Groove

Tongue in Groove Pinot Noir, 2015 – $45


Ataahua Pinot Noir, 2016
Black Estate Damsteep Pinot Noir, 2016
Greystone Pinot Noir, 2017
Mount Brown Estates Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2016
The Boneline Waimanu Pinot Noir, 2016


No one remembers the person who came second, or third, and it’s tough when your neighbour (Martinborough) is a pedigree Olympic athlete that seems to come in first with unnerving regularity. That’s ok, Wairarapa goes about its pinot its own fine way, and those in the know know it’s got all the right stuff. Soft, seductive, delicious; a real creeper.

Craggy Range

Craggy Gris, Te Muna Road Vineyard, Martinborough, 2019 – $27.95
Craggy Range Aroha, Te Muna Road, Martinborough, 2017 – $150
Craggy Range, Te Muna Road Vineyard, Martinborough, 2016 – $49.95
Craggy Range, Martinborough, 2017

Julicher Estate

Julicher Estate Rosé, 2018 – $20
Julicher 99 Rows, 2016 – $30
Julicher Estate, 2016 – $45
Julicher Estate Dara, 2013 – $60

Mischief With Wine

Mischief Pinot Noir, 2017 – $28
Mischief Pinot Noir, 2018 – $28


Schubert Marion’s Vineyard, 2017 – $50
Schubert Block B, 2017 – $70



Duck Sauce Pinot Noir , 2018 – $16.5
The Don Pinot Noir , 2016 – $40
Moondarra Studebaker Pinot Noir, 2018 – $45
Paddy Borthwick Falloon Black Pinot Noir, 2018 – $28
On Giants’ Shoulders Pinot Noir , 2016 – $50
Wild Earth Pinot Noir , 2017 – $46

Pyramid Valley | Lowburn Ferry | Smith & Sheth

North Canterbury, Central Otago, Hawke’s Bay
Pyramid Valley North Canterbury Pinot Noir, 2018 – $45
Pyramid Valley Central Otago Pinot Noir, 2018 – $45
Lowburn Ferry Homeblock Pinot Noir, 2016 – $50
Smith & Sheth CRU Kawarau Pinot Noir, 2018 – $45


Australia is a BIG country so, as you can imagine, the styles of pinot noir that you find here are as varied and diverse as the people themselves.

There’s light and ethereal examples from the Yarra Valley, fuller flavoured from Mornington, super fresh styles from Tasmania, the wildness of the Adelaide Hills and everything else in between.

Australian pinot noir has never been better and, with around 15 different regions producing excellent quality examples, there is much to explore.

Which is why we’re again bringing you the LIVE AUSTRALIA stand to Auckland. Here you’ll get to try a range of wines that we recon are pretty bloody cool and worth seeking out. In fact, many aren’t even available in NZ!


Victoria is the ‘classic rock’ of wine regions. You know all the songs and you love to sing along to them. Loudly. It’s got the heartfelt ballads of the Mornington Peninsula, the sexy slow jams of the Yarra Valley and the funky, cool tunes that you find in Macedon, Ballarat and Gippsland. Victorian Pinot is always on high rotation on our playlist (or cellar) because we know it’s always a crowd pleaser.

Mornington Peninsula

Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir 2018
Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir, 2016
Pt. Leo Estate Pinot Noir, 2016
Stonier Merron’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2016
Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

Read our regional profile here!

Yarra Valley

Greenstone Pinot Noir, 2018
Rob Dolan White Label Pinot Noir, 2017
Yarra Yering Pinot Noir, 2017
Yering Station Village Pinot Noir, 2017


Fleet Cannibal Creek Pinot Noir, 2018

Read our regional profile here!

Bellarine Peninsula

Yes said the Seal Pinot Noir, 2018


Eastern Peake Mount Block Pinot Noir, 2016


Tassie pinot is like listening to your mate’s banging hip hop playlist: fun, full of soul and thought-provoking. Pinots from this region have the structure of a DJ Shadow song, and the flavour of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic record. Get your wineglasses ready and start scratching those vinyls, because there’s a new kid on the pinot block and they’re bringing the funk.

Chatto Huon Valley Pinot, 2018
Josef Chromy Pinot Noir, 2017
Ghost Rock Estate Pinot Noir, 2018


South Australian pinot noir is the Pop Princess of the wine world. Most of the time, the wines are fun, bright and dance across your palate. But there’s pockets within the region (we’re looking at you, Basket Ranges) where the wines get a little down and dirty, a bit funky, and push the barriers of winemaking norms (think Christina Aguilera when she dyed her hair and starting wearing a lot of leather). They don’t always get it right, but experimentation is at the heart of the region’s charm, and why pop music (like it or not) will always reign supreme.

d’Arenberg The Feral Fox Pinot Noir, 2017
Main & Cherry Pinot Noir, 2019
Vinteloper PN/17 Pinot Noir, 2017


Western Australian pinot noir style just screams Classical. Long, drawn-out notes, with depth of fruit and a distinct style that is timeless. There’s a hidden complexity to these wines (much like Beethoven), and the subtle aromas in the glass and the soft flavours on the palate always build to a vibrant crescendo.

Below & Above Pinot Noir, 2015


South Australian pinot noir is the Pop Princess of the wine world. Most of the time, the wines are fun, bright and dance across your palate. But there’s pockets within the region (we’re looking at you, Basket Ranges) where the wines get a little down and dirty, a bit funky, and push the barriers of winemaking norms (think Christina Aguilera when she dyed her hair and starting wearing a lot of leather). They don’t always get it right, but experimentation is at the heart of the region’s charm, and why pop music (like it or not) will always reign supreme.

Coppabella The Crest Pinot, 2018

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