Esk Valley Pinot Gris

"A more elegant, refreshing style of Pinot Gris"

Esk Valley Pinot Gris

2023, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • "The cooler than normal growing season of 2023 has produced a more elegant, refreshing style of Pinot Gris." (Esk Valley)
  • A portion of the fruit comes from the iconic Keltern Vineyard (best known for its world class Chardonnay - there's a block of bloody amazing Pinot Gris on the vineyard too!)
  • Off-dry style with pear, citrus and spice flavours with a refreshing dry finish
  • Pair with soft cheeses, pork, chicken and seafood dishes
RRP $19.99


It’s a place. It’s a winery. It used to be called Glenvale (not to be confused with Gloriavale!) but we now know ’em as Esk Valley.

Built in 1933 by an Englishman (Robert Bird) who produced fortified wine from the 30s through to the 70s until the Esk name was created for a premium range of table wines. These days owned under the umbrella of the highly successful Villa Maria brand, although they do operate as an independent winery with their own winemaking team and vineyards including winemaking legend Gordon Russell.

Their 2023 Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris is made with fruit from vineyards in the Mangateretere area just outside of Havelock North. This is an area known for producing some pretty awesome Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay – turns out they can make some bloody good Pinot Gris there too!

Esk’s winemaker Gordon Russell, he says this one is a “This is a dry but rich style of Pinot Gris with aromas and flavours of baked apple, peach, citrus and honey. A small portion of barrel fermentation has added richness and complexity to this delicious and highly drinkable wine.”

There ain’t no better way to enjoy this style of Grus than nicely chilled with soft cheeses, pork and chicken or seafood dishes.

  • 12%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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