Welcome to Wrights Vineyard & Winery
Finding 'The Wright Wine' is like finding a needle in a hay stack.
At Wrights Vineyard we work from the grassroots to produce hand crafted boutique wines in an ethical and environmentally friendly way. Our grapes are organic, organically grown using biodynamic techniques. In the winery additives are kept to a minimum, to show case the vintage, wines and terroir of the vineyard.
Geoffs Quote - “Its what we put into our bodies which makes us and what we do which defines us”
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Wrights Vineyard have some exciting new wines to offer this year and with the 2013 vintage being a stunner you don't want to miss out. Subscribe to our newsletter and you can follow the Wrights roller coaster ride and get offered some great deals on our wines, verjuice, olive oil and dukkah. See bottom left of screen.
We have been busy increasing our distribution around NZ. We have now increased our outlet base in the North Island - which is great news, check out our 'Outlets' page for an updated list. In the meantime here are some new stores we have got into over the last month -
New World Stokes Valley, New World Melody's, New World Newlands, New World Tawa, New World Opotiki, New World Island Bay, New World Churton Park, New World Havelock North, Pak n Save Wanganui, Pak n Save Gisborne, Pak n Save Kilbirnie, Pak n Save Palmerston North, Pak n Save Petone, Pak n Save Porirua, Karori Four Square, Cuba Liquor World, Thirsty Liqour Browns Bay and Gisborne Ideal Foursquare.Cellar Door Opening Hours
Our Cellar Door is open by appointment at present. Come out and try our wines, olive oil and dukkah.
Our phone number is (06) 862 5335, 027 656 8222. Our address is 232 Ormond Valley Road, Ormond, Gisborne.
A great chance to meet us in person, and see our vineyards. Here how we manage our vineyards organically and biodynamically. We look forward to seeing you. There is no tasting charge.
2013 Grape Harvest
This season we have aligned ourselves with the Gisborne Branch of Forest & Bird and donating our harvest costs to the Gisborne Branch. Anyone whom wants to on pick grapes for the day can dontate their wages to the Gisborne Branch. Great opportunity to have some fun while protecting mother nature. If you are interested, drop us an email or call us on 862 5335.
Special Release Wrights Vintage Methode Traditionnelle Magnums 2009
An absolutely stunning wine. This wine defines the care, attention and craftsmanship that is dedicated to making Methode Traditionnelle.
Just released to the market. The Wrights Vintage is a celebration of each vintage. A tribute to the elements of nature and showcasing the success and challenges of each vintage. The wine is particularly special to Wrights, as it is the first pick of grapes from the Wrights Terrace vineyard and the first release of our Vintage Methode. Released only in magnums to pay tribute to two young kiwis who had a dream and made it happen. Shear hard work and determination were the formula for this wine and the story behind it.
Wrights Vintage is a unique blend of grapes. An elegant, seductive wine with a crisp palate, fine bead and creamy textured finish, with notes of chocolate and mint. Aged in barrel and has undergone malolactic fermentation. Bottle fermented and aged on yeast lees for three years. The bottles are individually numbered. Only 330 bottles in existence. Numbers from 110 are currently available for purchase. Customers are welcome to nominate their number of preference and, where possible, this will be supplied.
Beautifully presented in a Wrights gift box. A collectors item, or a gift with a difference. The perfect gift for someone who thought they had everything. Better than a pair of socks.
Do not miss this opportunity to
experience the 2009 vintage first hand through the craftmanship of
winegrower Geoff Wright. $95, includes freight and wooden gift box.
Entity Methode Traditionnelle Magnum Release
We have also released our Wrights Entity Methode Traditionnelle 2010 Magnums, very limited, only 80 were made. We are selling these for $75, which includes a wooden gift box.
Each wine is individually numbered. Great for those which collect wine or perfect for a gift. Great at the family Christmas table.
Wooden Gift Boxes, Fantastic Christmas Presents
This is a great gift for someone special,
family or client. We have obtained these lovely wooden boxes, branded
with the Wrights logo. These make great xmas presents.
are now selling these individually for $10 each. We have a 1 bottle
gift pack. The 1 bottle gift pack can
either include 1 bottle of wine or verjuice, or Olive Oil, Dukkah. We have currently sold out of our double gift packs, if you are after a large quantity we can source these again, we are expecting to have these available later in the year.
These can be purchased through our online web page.
For those that don't wish to give wine, we can do one bottle of our Verjuice (750ml) instead of wine. If you have a date you want to specify delivery we can do this as well.
The Natural Wine Company - New Wine Range
The Natural Wine Company was officially launched on 14th July 2012 at Gisborne's Grey Bush Scenic Reserve. A small but very significant reminder of the Kahikatea forest. Once covering the Poverty Bay flats, before it was cleared to create pastoral land. The reserve also provides a home to a diverse range of native birds. The Gisborne Herald covered the launch, the above photo was taken by Gisborne Herald - Nicola Wright and Grant Vincent, Chairman of Gisborne Forest and Bird.
What is The Natural Wine Company? It takes the best about everything in New Zealand and bottles it. Sourcing grapes grown from various regions to showcase the best New Zealand has to offer. The wines are taste explosions and express the variety and area from which the grapes are grown. Available on first release are two wines a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and Gisborne Chardonnay Viognier 2012 and then later in the year we released a Cabernet Sauvignon. The only wine available at present in this series is our Sauvignon Blanc.
For the 2013 vintage we are planning to release a Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot/Cabernet. Join our newsletter to we can keep you posted with these releases.
These wines are now available direct from us through our 'Online Orders' web page.
Clean, green New Zealand at its very best. A big statement – Let's back it up:
(1) The wines are made from grapes grown using natural farming methods, applying organic and bio-dynamic methods. The wine is low allergen – minimal additives.
(2) Good for the environment – The conservation message. In releasing this wine brand, we have formed a partnership with the Forest & Bird Society. Kiwis love and are proud of their natural country. Forest & Bird gives “nature a voice” - Perfect.
(3) The packaging is clean. modern and a little quirky. The lone footprint on the front reminds us all to tread gently. The Natural Wine Company font resembles drift wood. What a talking point at the dinner table.
The Natural Wine Company represents what New Zealand is all about – kiwi ingenuity. hard work and honesty. Be in quick!!
These wines can be purchased direct from us at our online order page.
Our Sauvignon Blanc 2012 is a clean, green, zesty style. Intense notes of feijoa and blackcurrant greet you. Flavours of green herb, lime and passionate fruit surge through the wine like a waterfall.
The following wines are still available from us - Wrights Reserve Gewurztraminer, Wrights Gewurztraminer, Wrights Reserve Chardonnay, Wrights Chardonnay, Vintage Methode Magnums, Entity Methode Traditionnelle 2010 and TNWC Sauvignon Blanc.
Country Calendar, Saturday 25th June, TV1, 7pm
We were featured on national television, on the 25th June. Katherine Edmond and her crew filmed our Methode Traditionnelle wine making process, sustainable practices and family. A great chance to learn more about our philosophy and find out more about us. If you missed the show, it can ve viewed at TV1 NZ web site on demand. Here is the web link to view - Country Calendar Online Video Link.
Preservative Free Wine
The 2011 vintage saw us look at making NZ's first preservative free wine to the market. Our customers often ask us for this, so we thought we would deliver.
We recently ran the final wine trial for this preservative free wine. However were not happy with the finished product. So sorry to say, we will not be releasing a preservative free wine this year. However we will not give up on this and will try again with a different approach in mind for the 2013 vintage.
More Wine Reviews
This is the wine review of our Wrights Reserve Gewurztraminer 2011 by John Bartlett, Director and Owner of New Zealand Wine Directory, 9th November 2011.
“Tonight Glenys and I opened the bottle of Wrights 2011 Reserve Gewurztraminer and what a stunner it is! Wrights are certified organic so grow their grapes & handcraft their wines using ethical and environmentally friendly, biodynamic techniques. The 2011 Gewurtraminer was made in two batches with the second left on the vines and picked later producing some botrytised fruit. This was barrel-aged for 6 months then blended together to result in this amazing Gertz!
On pouring it showed bright & deep gold in colour, and on the nose “Intoxicating & heady” said Glenys. There is rose petal, Turkish delight & a hint of burnt toffee leading into intense marmalade and stone fruit, ginger and more toffee on the palate with great length & moreish finish.
This really is a complex and textured wine which is drinking beautifully even at such an early age but with a little more time I’d expect that it can only get better. Although we tasted (i.e. drank) this without food it has such depth and concentration that it would be a perfect match for Thai or other similar spicy foods.”
Country Calendar and Alison Gofton
March was a busy month for us, with Country Calendar filming us for this season series, visiting us for three days. Great opportunity for us and it was great people to work with. I personnally think our kids will be the star of the show.
Alison Gofton and her crew, visited us, as we are lucky to be picked to be included in her upcoming cook book in August 2011 release. Nicola - now known as 'Top Chef', cooked up a storm in our 9 by 3 metre shack we live in at present, with our two kids. They will be publishing some of Nicola's recipes with our Olive OIl, Verjuice and Wine. A fun day was had, even though the weather was not great. Again our kids will probably feature in the book more than us.
The Gisborne Herald on the 14th February visited our vineyard and did a story on the seasons first pick of grapes - our verjuice.
This story an be viewed on You Tube at Video Clip Gisborne Herald - 2011 Seasons First Pick Grapes. Or just visit Gisborne Herald at www.gisborneherald.co.nz
We have been busy working on new outlets around the country for our customers. Check out our outlets area for an updated list of our current stores around the country. Don't forget though, you can still order direct from us.
To keep in contact with us and up to date with our wine releases, you can subscribe to our bi-monthly newsletter, on the left of this page, just enter in your email address and click on 'Submit'.
For those that did not know, we manage our vineyards organically by using biodynamic techniques. Our vineyards are AsureQuality certified. At present we manage 30 acres, covering two vineyards.