The first Palliser Estate vines were planted more than 20 years ago, in 1984. Today, Palliser wines are served in some of the world's finest restaurants and enjoyed by thousands of people every day.
Winemaker Allan Johnson produces consistently superb wines, which reflect Palliser's prime vineyard sites in Martinborough. Their two brands – Palliser Estate and Pencarrow – offer a comprehensive portfolio of wines, including Chardonnay, Methode Traditionelle, Noble Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.
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Brilliant straw-yellow color with green hues and a pale rim. The bouquet is full, open and voluminous with fresh and powerful passionfruit aromas along with gooseberries, lime fruit and flinty minerals that blossom. Dry to taste, the palate has layers of rich, pungent passionfruit and grapefruit... more
Bright color, clear, straw yellow in color. It's packed with gorgeous aromas of lime zest, passionfruit and currant. The palate is intensely flavoured showing a juicy mouthfeel and racy acidity leading to a beautifully lingering finish. Every year this label delivers most satisfying Sauvignon. more
Deep red in color. A rich and dense nose displaying dark cherry, spice and subtle mushroom characters. Ripe intense red and dark berry fruit aromas and subtle spicy oak. The taste is of concentrated ripe red fruits and fine grained tannins. The tannins give texture and persistence while the berry... more
Lovely aromas of lime, fresh herbs, freshly cut peaches and passion fruit. The palate is rich, smooth and full of citrus and stone fruit flavors. It is a vibrant wine with great weight, concentration and balance. more
As the deep color indicates this wine has beautiful, rich and brooding aromas of leather, plums, coffee and sweet oak. The palate follows with a lovely rich, smooth texture full of ripe red fruits and spicy oak. Although still very youthful it is beautifully balanced and will develop even further... more
The 2007 Sauvignon Blanc has a fragrant, rather herbaceous nose infused with apple, elderflower, gooseberry and wild hedgerow. Good intensity and what you might describe as a quintessential Sauvignon Blanc bouquet. The palate is well-balanced with good acidity with notes of lime, apricot and citrus... more
The wonderful 2006 Pinot Noir comes with a lovely, pure nose of wild strawberry, red cherry, limestone and a touch of rose petal - superb definition and sophistication. The palate is medium-bodied, very good acidity. Harmonious, delicate on the poised, well-defined palate with a bright finish... more
In Palliser Estate's Martinborough vineyards, they train the vines to achieve a low canopy density and well-exposed fruit. This combined with judicious leaf plucking produces the distinctive fruit flavors in the wine. When the grapes are judged to be at their optimum maturity, they are harvested... more
In Palliser Estate's Martinborough vineyards, they train the vines to achieve a
low canopy density and well-exposed fruit. This combined with
judicious leaf plucking produces the distinctive fruit flavors in
the wine. When the grapes are judged to be at their optimum
maturity, they are... more
Winemaker Allan Johnson aims for a ripe, full and rich Pinot Noir. In recent years the wines have won many accolades.
Deep red colour. Ripe concentrated red and dark berry fruits with ripe plum aromas, a touch of leather and toasty oak. Soft full and long flavour with intense sweet-ripe fruit... more