Welcome to Pisa Range Estate's e-cellar door
Pisa Range Estate is a family-run, boutique vineyard, established in 1995 and located in the Pisa district (10 km north of Cromwell) Central Otago.
It has proved to be one of the best areas in the Cromwell Basin for premium grape production. The combination of high-growing-degree days, cool nights, and Waenga loam soils, consistently produces award winning wines.
Minimal intervention has been our guiding principle in the management of the land and in the winery. The aim is for our wines to express their ‘sense of place’. The ‘Black Poplar Block’ Pinot Noir – rated as a New Zealand ‘Classic’ – is our signature wine crafted from the oldest vines. Our inaugural Riesling was launched with the 2012 vintage, produced from vines with an average age of around 8 years.
In 2016, owners Warwick and Jenny Hawker embarked on a new project to relocate their residence and vineyard to the terraces of their estate, selling the original 4 hectare plot of pinot noir vines. We continue to supply wine produced from the historical site.
In late 2017, with the sudden passing of Jenny Hawker (owner and General Manager) saw the next generation join the business. Daughter Sigrid Bodmin, stepped into the role and has been managing the business alongside her father Warwick and with support from her brother Andrew.
Candice Chow - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Pisa Range Estate Soli Vero Pinot Noir 2020 *****18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) July 2022
Deep, even, ruby-red with purple hues. This has an elegant, full bouquet, penetrating black cherries, black raspberries entwined with dark herbs, earthy minerals and black pepper dusting. Medium-full bodied, aromas of black cherries and black raspberries underlined alcohol power, showing black pepper and cloves, thyme and earth. The mouthfeel is smooth with velvety tannins and a fine grip, and lacy acidity balances the alcohol power and spice, carrying to a long, poised finish. This is an elegant, bold, black-fruited Pinot Noir with earth, herb details and underlined power and spice. Match with roasted lamb and venison backstrap over the next 8+ years.