Larry McKenna


Vintage 2019 Barrel Tasting report by Tim

By Manon Blanc-Tailleur, 26 June 2019. Posted in Uncategorized

“Yesterday was a crucial day at Escarpment: we tasted more than 30 different barrel wines blind, to assess the quality of the vintage, which helps Larry and and myself understand this very challenging but special…

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Tasting the Single Vineyard Pinot ‘Masterpieces’

By Rebecca Collins, 28 May 2019. Posted in Escarpment Wines, Insight Series, Martinborough Wines, Pinot Noir

By Anne Krebiehl While Aussie winemaker Larry McKenna waits for the New Zealand government to rubber-stamp the sale of his Escarpment winery to Torbreck owner Pete Kight, he is still passionately showing off the quality…

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By Rebecca Collins, 22 April 2019. Posted in Uncategorized

In this case it means laugh out loud. This is the best way of dealing with nature and the seasonal variations which are normally the reasons why we enjoy viticulture. 2019 will always be remembered…

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Road To Organics

By Rebecca Collins, 27 February 2019. Posted in Escarpment, Horticulture, Uncategorized

After three solid years of transition I take great pleasure announcing that Escarpment’s vineyards are now BioGro certified. This includes our single vineyard blocks Kiwa, Te Rehua and Kupe. When Larry McKenna approached Vine Managers…

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Escarpment News Dec 2018

By Rebecca Collins, 12 December 2018. Posted in Escarpment

ROLLER COASTER RIDE NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED Yesterday I was somewhat moved by the words of Sir David Attenborough regarding the long term influence of global warming. If what’s going on here in Martinborough…

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