Welcome to Mt Rosa Wines

About us 

Mt Rosa Vineyard was originally the ram paddock for the 80,000 hectare Kawarau Station. In 1998 we sent the sheep off to greener pastures, planted some vines and began our new story in wine.

Now a well-established vineyard, Mt Rosa is still proudly family owned and operated, and produces award-winning wines for everyone to enjoy!

We're pretty proud of our little patch and the wines we produce. We'd love to share them with you and your friends - come and visit us in Gibbston when you get the chance.  For now, order up and enjoy a taste of Mt Rosa at home. 

Mt Rosa is now a well-established single-estate vineyard, producing over five varietals of award-winning wines.  
 

Our Winemaker

Dean has been with Mt Rosa from the beginning. Dean’s approach is a natural one and prefers to intervene as little as possible. The vineyard is at a stage now that the wines are truly reflecting the character of their environment. They're really starting to ‘hit their straps’ says Dean.

Dean holds a Post-graduate degree in Viticulture and Wine Science and has made wine in Champagne, Burgundy, Alsace, Austria, Italy and South Africa.

We truly value his authenticity and his character as these reflect our philosophy and of course, our wines!
 

The varietals

We planted our first grapes in 2000.  These were established Sauvignon Blanc vines from Felton Road which we harvested in 2001.  After that came Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.  To try something different, we planted Pinot Blanc and Gamay.

 

Mt Rosa Pinot Noir 2014
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Mt Rosa Pinot Noir 2014 tasting

Reviews

Mt Rosa Pinot Noir 2017

91/100 points 4.5 stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Showing some maturity, the complex bouquet shows ripe cherry, dried herb, olive and cedar
characters on the nose, leading to a smooth palate displaying lovely weight and rounded
mouthfeel, finishing silky and lingering. 

Ryan & Sarah P - google reviews

August 2022

 

My absolute favourite winery in all of Queenstown and surrounds. The wine is just something else, whilst the delicious tasting plates are sufficient to fill hungry belly’s. Now back in Australia, my wife and I savour the delicious drops of wine we have left.

 

Mt Rosa Pinot Noir 2016

93/100 points 5 stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

It's gorgeously maturing and engaging on the nose showing sweet berry, thyme, smoked game and earthy mushroom aromas, followed by an elegantly weighted palate delivering layers of fine texture and silky tannins. Wonderfully harmonious and complex with a persistent spicy finish.

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