4 Stars from Wine Orbit!

4 Stars from Wine Orbit!

Sam Kim recently reviewed our wines for Wine Orbit and said some very complimentary things, especially when he awarded 4 stars to three of them. Here are his notes: Sauvignon Blanc 2014 A friendly and attractive sauvignon, the gently fragrant bouquet shows white peach, mandarin and lemon peel with a hint of herbaceous notes.... > more

Added: 15 Jun 2015
Vintage 2015

Vintage 2015

Vintage 2015 has been a great success, all the grapes are in and fermenting happily.

Watch this space for our newest wine, for the first time we are producing a Rosé and it will be available first to our loyal newsletter subscribers.

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Added: 14 Apr 2015

About Monowai Estate

after meeting in a winery in the backblocks in Chile where I was working as a “flying winemaker”, my husband and vineyard manager, Marcelo and I travelled from Chile to the foothills of the Kaweka Ranges in 2002 to establish our vineyard and winery, Monowai Estate. We selected a site on the banks of the Ngaruroro River in... > more

Added: 20 Oct 2013

Current Releases

2013 Sauvignon Blanc -Green-gold colour, this vibrant wine has aromas of gooseberry and passionfruit complimented by white peach and lime flavours Aging sur lie adds palate weight and a balanced acidity gives the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc length and freshness 2013 Pinot Gris -A straw gold colour, the aroma of this wine is pure spicy... > more

Added: 17 Oct 2013

Sustainability at Monowai

Sustainability... We are proud of our efforts to produce premium quality wines while looking after the environment and minimising our impacts on this wonderful piece of New Zealand we are lucky enough to call home. To that end we are part of the New Zealand Winegrowers sustainability program and have just received our accreditation for... > more

Added: 14 Aug 2013

International Wine Challenge


Once again the quality of our wines has been recognised with both our 2011 and 2012 Chardonnay receiving commended awards at the latest International Wine Challenge in London, one of the world's largest and most prestigious wine shows.

Added: 14 Aug 2013