Christmas 2010 Newsletter - Kirkpatrick Estate Winery

24 December 2010

Warmest Seasons Greetings from Kirkpatrick Estate Winery

It's Christmas again and it's been an exciting few months since we have last been in touch.

The new Gisborne Wine & Food Festival at Labour Weekend was a winner providing the best of local wine and food, on a perfect East Coast sunshine filled day. The stunning single venue provided a winning formula for the revamped festival and feedback from festival goers has been overwhelmingly positive. Our 2009 Gewürztraminer and Wild Rosé were particularly popular with festival goers as we frantically kept refilling glasses.

The Gisborne Wine & Food Festival also saw the launch of our new and exciting label above. Featuring bold colours of black, red and white, the new label and branding represents the strength and integrity of the Kirkpatrick name.

The emphasis is now on the entire name, Kirkpatrick Estate Winery, and is represented by a big bold red 'K'. The label is a sensory experience, with the glossy textured red 'K' on a black background. The new design was cleverly created by Ben Galbraith, a local designer, famous for his unique children's stories and illustrations.

Come and check out our new website and stylish new label to order wine direct. Our website,



Our Wines
Along with the new label our 2009 range was also launched at the festival, which includes, the 2009 Reserve Chardonnay, the 2009 Merlot, the 2009 Gewurztraminer, the 2009 Wild Rose, our Gold Medal 2009 Reserve Malbec, and our 2007 Late Harvest Chardonnay. Our 2009 Reserve Malbec has been receiving fantastic accolades, and winning various medals, including Gold at the 2010 Royal Easter Show.

Our 2010 Reserve Malbec is looking even better in barrel and is soon to be bottled. We'll keep you posted and let you know when it's available for purchase.

The delicious 2009 Fortified Merlot has also just been bottled and is available now for Christmas.

Just give us a call, or email us at, and we can deliver wine to your door within a couple of days. All you need to do is add in your name, address, number of bottles or cases, and we will email you back to set up payment and delivery.




2009 Gewürztraminer
The 2009 Gewürztraminer shows lovely rose petal and ginger spice notes on the nose, and nashi pear, lychee, and ginger on the palate.

2009 Reserve Chardonnay
The 2009 Reserve Chardonnay shows citrus blossom and stone fruit on the nose, with hints of cream and hazelnut, and sweet stone fruit with creamy nutty oak on the palate.

2009 Wild Rosé
The 2009 Wild Rosé shows sweet wild raspberries, cream and sweet citrus blossom on the nose, and a silky fresh palate with a hint of spice. 2009 Merlot The 2009 Merlot shows aromas of black plum, vanilla and coffee, and a mouth filling, smoky, smooth blackberry on the palate.

2009 Reserve Malbec
The Gold award winning 2009 Reserve Malbec shows exotic sweet floral notes, with hints of white pepper and blackcurrant aromas, and an explosion of cinnamon spice and rich dark fruit, coffee and fruitcake on the palate.

2007 Late Harvest Chardonnay
The 2007 Late Harvest Chardonnay shows aromas of orange marmalade and pineapple, with the same palate. This wine although a sweet dessert style also shows a balanced finish with fresh stonefruit flavours coming through.

2009 Fortified Merlot
The 2009 Fortified Merlot shows rich red compote aromas, with hints of coffee and spice on the nose, and warming spicy black plum, coffee and sweet vanilla on the palate.

All wines collected at the winery receive one free bottle per case purchased (yes, that's right 13 for the price of 12). All deliveries plus freight for outside of Gisborne district (North Island $9.50, South Island $16 per case). Orders of 3 cases or more are freight free.

Feel free to forward this email onto your friends and family to share, and remember to ask them to mention in their email to us who sent them the email so we can reward you!!!!

Our Cellar Door
Our Cellar Door is currently open seven days from 11am - 4pm. We are located on Wharekopae Road, 6 km from the Waipoa roundabout.

Why not check out Eastwood Hill Arboretum and the Rere rock slide, which are definitely worth a visit, and stop in for a wine and a platter for lunch afterwards. We would love to see you.

So! When you next visit the Gisborne region, please call out to see our newly branded Cellar Door, and try our latest exciting range.

2010 Season Diary
This summer we have had the assistance from backpackers from all over the world, and now the vines are shoot thinned, flower thinned and leaf plucked. The berries are pea size and the sheep have done an excellent job opening the canopy to sunlight and air flow. We'll also be putting nets out straight away to ensure protection from the birds well in advance of veraison.

The Team at Kirkpatrick Estate Winery 
Simon Kirkpatrick
Managing Director
Mobile 021 2755539

Anita Ewart-Croy
Mobile 021 673226
Justin Atkinson
Assistant Winemaker
Mobile 022 036 1980
Accounts - Jennie Law

Cellar Door Manager- Jane Budge

 Winery/Vineyard/Cellar Door
569 Wharekopae Rd
Gisborne 4072
New Zealand
T. 06 862 7722
F. 06 862 7750
All the best for the Christmas Season and hope to see you soon. 
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