Welcome to Askerne Winery e-cellar door
Askerne Estate Winery is pleased to offer our wines through Wine Collective Direct. Askerne is a boutique single estate producer of a broad range of white, red, rosé and dessert styles. The Askerne site of 20 hectares has six different soils and a climate that is moderated by its proximity to the coast (3 km).
Askerne Estate Winery was established by John and Kathryn Loughlin in 1993. John and Kathryn remain the owners and have two daughters actively involved in the business. Click here to learn about the history of Askerne Estate Winery
Kathryn Loughlin runs the vineyard and Cairn Coghill is Askerne’s winemaker. The Askerne team are passionate about our site and wines and this is reflected in the cellar door experience click here to learn more about visiting us.
Askerne’s wines reflect our special site, with multiple clones of most varieties matched to the various soils to build complexity. Small production enables careful attentive artisan winemaking. Askerne is accredited as a sustainable producer under Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.
The ethos and passion in the vineyard and winery have been reflected in consistent recognition for Chardonnays, aromatic whites, Bordeaux reds, rosés, and dessert wines.
From Cameron Douglas - Reserve Chardonnay 2021, Hawke's Bay - 95 Points
Complex and new, aromas of fresh white fleshed stone fruits, grapefruit and a light gun-flint quality. Layers of complexity come from use of oak and barrel spice as well as fine lees adding mineral and a stony earth quality. Weighty on the palate with a full and richly flavoured taste package. Oak and spice weave between a core of fruits from citrus to peach to apple and pear. Fine fruit tannins and acidity offer foundation and contrast. A delicious satin textured wine ready drink from late 2022 through 2028+.
From Winestate - Askerne Reserve Hawke's Bay Gewürztraminer 2021 5 stars
This classy wine is sturdy, with deep, peachy, spicy flavours, showing impressive delicacy and concentration, a slightly oily texture, and a gently sweet, well-spiced, lasting finish. Still youthful, but already delicious, it’s a drink now or cellaring proposition.
From Wine Orbit – Askerne Dr John Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot – 94 points
Beautifully refined and graceful, the wine shows blackcurrant, spiced cherry, olive, game and cedar notes on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate offering beautifully layered mouthfeel together with ripe fruit intensity. Stylish and elegantly structured with a persistent sturdy finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc & merlot. At its best: now to 2034.