Our Wines

Planted in the early nineties, Marsden Estate’s 10 acres of vineyards comprise Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muscat, Merlot, Pinotage, Chambourcin, Syrah and Tempranillo.

 

Approximately 20 other smaller vineyards and growers in the area have their wine made here by Rod MacIvor - Rod and Cindy MacIvor are the owner/operators of Marsden Estate which they first established back in 1993 when they planted their first vines. The restaurant opened soon after in 1996, showcasing their first harvest. Rod is the wine maker and his wife Cindy runs the restaurant. 

Many are award winners, reflecting the philosophy that the winemaking is carried out in the vineyard and that the process should encourage the natural flavours of the grape. The annual production is around 5,000 cases, 90% of wine sales are through our cellar door and restaurant.  

All the grapes for the following wines are grown on site with the exception of the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and the Viognier, which comes from a vineyard in Mangawhai, about 90mins south from us. The Northland soils and climate, coupled with the extended growing season produce wines with distinct regional flavours.

White

 

Sparkling Rose 2019 
Price: $30.00 – Case Price: 10% discount
A lightly peach coloured sparkling displays a bouquet of fresh summer red berry fruits.

Pinot Gris 2019

Price: $31.00 – Case Price: 10% discount
A medium-dry style which proves to be popular, the Pinot Gris is consistently our top selling lunch time wine in the restaurant. It displays delicate floral & apple aromatics, has a slightly oily texture, very good depth and harmony complemented with a slightly spicy finish.

Sauvignon Blanc 2018 -Marlborough
Price: $31.00 – Case Price: 10% discount
The palate is full, refreshing and round. Prominently displaying fresh gooseberry & capsicum aromatics. A classic example of Sauvignon Blanc of a Marlborough origin. Devine.
 
Rose 2019 
Price: $28.00 – Case Price: 10% discount
Pressed after minimal skin contact and fermented at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavours. Made from 100% Merlot grapes, a light blush coloured style, with a subtle strawberry bouquet. Easy on the palate, ideal summer time drop
White Diamond 2019 
Price: $30.00 – Case Price: 10% discount
Displays a distinctive grape aroma with plenty of fruit sweetness on the palate.

Black Rocks Chardonnay 2018

Price: $40.00 – Case Price: 10% discountOur flagship wine. Awarded top Chardonnay in New Zealand, Australia and 71 other countries. Barrell fermented in toasty French and American oak. Malo-lactic fermentation & extended lees contact have enhanced this wine adding that devine, buttery oak presence. A mouth-filling body yet smooth. Ripe stone fruit, rich, creamy & nutty. Cellar 10 years.

Late Harvest Muscat 2018

Price: $20.00 - Case Price: 10% discount  (375ml bottle)
A delicious bouquet of marmalade, dried apricots and citrus rind.

 

Red

 

Cavalli 2016 (Chambourcin/Pinotage blend)

Price: $26.00 – Case Price: 10% discount
This blend of scented aromas and red berries with toasty oak are apparent. Cellar 2-6 years

Tempranillo 2015

Price: $30.00 – Case Price: 10% discount
First harvest from these vines, showing alot of promise. Soft, warm fruit characters are complimented by supple tannins and a savoury complexity. Matured in French barriques for 12 months. Cellar 2-6 years

Chambourcin 2015

Price: $26.00 – Case Price: 10% discount
A French hybrid. Deep ink and Crimson in colour, medium bodied in style. The palate is youthful & fresh. 16 months oak maturation has added complexity complemented by firm tannin along berry and spice characters so typical of this variety Cellar 2-8 years

Syrah 2015

Price: $40.00 – Case Price: 10% discount
Oak aged for 15 months, this wine displays a spicy vanilla bouquet with a warm, smooth palate, coupled with integrated cedar oak, finely balanced tannin.
Cellar 2 – 5 years

Marsden Port

Price: $32.00 – Case Price: 10% discount
A tawny port that has aged in oak barrels for 5 years & has an intense, sweet palate, coupled with an impressive depth of flavours.
New Zealand International Wine Show

“Marsden Estate's Black Rock's Chardonnay is rich, opulent and seamless.”