Hinton Estate Vineyard
  2017 Bottle   Hill Country Pinot Noir
Hinton Barrel Selection
Pinot Noir 2007
  Hinton Estate
Pinot Noir 2017
  Hinton Hill Country
Pinot Noir 2016
Hinton Estate
Pinot Gris 2016
  Hinton Estate
Riesling 2017
  Hinton Estate
Rose 2017
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Viognier - SOLD OUT
  Hinton Hill Country
Merlot 2008 - SOLD OUT
Latest news
17 October 2018 - Gold Medal
Our Hinton Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 has been awarded a Gold Medal from the inaugural New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards which has replaced the Air New Zealand and Bragato Wine Awards.
14 October 2018
We are very pleased for our winemaker Matt Connell who took out the Trophy for the Champion Wine of the Show for his Matt Connell Wines Rendition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 at the New Zealand International Wine Show.
Alexandra wine growers - new release tasting
10th year Anniversary! Oliver's Garden, Clyde Sunday 21st October 2018. Tickets $30 please contact sarah@hinton.co.nz for more details. Over 20 of the local vineyards will be attending.

Hinton Estate Vineyard - Pinot Noir 2002
Viticultural practices  

There are a lot of similarities between growing premium fruit and premium grapes. The vineyards have been established on steep north facing slopes where the terrain is too tough for summerfruit but absolutely ideal for grapes. Soils are schist based and free draining. A variety of different clones have been picked to suit the sites.

The grapes are grown on a Vertical Shoot Postioned (VSP) trellis system and generally spur pruned. Tucking, trimming and leaf plucking are all performed by hand. Harvesting has and will always be conducted by hand to obtain premium quality. The various clones ripen at different times and special attention is given to ensuring grapes are only picked once optimum ripeness, flavour and character have been reached.

Screw caps  

We too appreciate the romance of having a bottle of wine with a cork closure, but for quality reasons we have decided to use screw caps. The screw cap benefits the end consumer as too often wines can become tainted when sealed with improperly treated cork closures. A common taint is TCA (2-4-6 trichloroanisole) which creates a musty mouldy off odour in the wine. To ensure no problems and a premium product every time we believe screw caps are best.

For more information about the advantages of screw caps, visit the New Zealand Screw Cap Wine Seal Initiative.