Welcome to Brodie Estate, Martinborough. The home of wonderful pinot noir, olive oil, art and boutique accommodation in the heart of the Wairarapa. Join us at the Cellar Door to taste our wines including the latest releases and some wines that are not available anywhere else. Relax with a platter in the Pavilion or on the grass among the wildflowers and olive trees and enjoy a glass of wine. We look foward to seeing you. We are open every day during the summer season except Christmas Day and then every weekend . We are closed for three months in the winter. You can arrange to visit us for tasting by appointment.
2014 vintage is in the barrel. It was a great vintage for us. Great flavours in the grapes. Depth of colour was very marked in the ferments. 30% new French barrels were used. This will be another vintage to look forward to. Our Provence style Rose is now bottled and available from the Cellar Door or our online shop. We are barrel fermenting Chardonnay this year in a new puncheon and older oak barriques. The grapes are from a well established Martinborough vineyard. The wine is going through malo at present and we will bottle this in time for Christmas.
Olive Harvest Festival - June the 28th and 29th, 2014
This was a very successful event. Held in Martinborough on the 28th and 29th of June. People enjoyed their stay over the weekend and were treated to a range of olive experiences and culinary delights including Ruth Pretty'scooking session of dessert delights utilisingextra virgin olive oil. This was sold out very early. Brodie Estate joined with Molive Gold and the team at Peppers Parehua for an olive oil inspired lunch on Saturday. truly delicious fare for mid winter celebrations. This was followed by visits to the Groves and the Mid winter NIght Market in the Martinborough Square from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. This is the second time the festival has run and it is establishing itself as a mid winter must do. The food selection at the nightmarket was a special treat.
Our Olive oil can be purchased from the Cellar Door - dark green with a bite of pepper. It is delicious.
Midsummer Music at Brodie Estate - Mid January and Mid February Concerts
Our second series of concerts will be held in January and February 2014. We will have a classical concert in January followed by a Jazz/Rock concert in February. Relaxing under the stretch tent and dancing on the grass is definitely on. Enjoy the music and a glass of delicious Brodie Estate PInot Noir or Summer Rose. Gourmet treats will be available for purchase. Watch this space for more information.
Jamie Goode rates our 2010 Pinot Noir at 94/100 after tasting New Zeland Pinot Noirs at the PInot Noir 2013 Conference. Read more at http://www.wineanorak.com/newzealand/newzealand_pinotnoir1.htm
Brodie Estate 2011 is now released - Sam Kim of Wine Orbit has reviewed the wine
"It's beautifully elegant and stylish, displaying red/black cherry, floral and subtle spice aromas on the nose. The palate is juicy and delicately flavoured with fine texture and polished tannins, finishing elegantly dry. The wine offers lovely ripe flavours within a sturdy frame, ensuring its graceful development.a lovely floral bouquet and mouthfilling wine with exquisite long finish."
It can be ordered from the shop or give us a ring.