Larry McKenna


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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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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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Raymond Chan – Barrel Samples

By Rebecca Collins, 28 February 2017. Posted in Uncategorized

  The Martinborough district has a wealth of top-flight Pinot Noir producers, and what is particularly gratifying is that they all have their own take on what makes quality. Larry McKenna is considered by many…

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Wine Orbit – Wine Reviews December 2016

By Rebecca Collins, 4 January 2017. Posted in Uncategorized

  Escarpment Pinot Blanc 2015 91/100 4.5stars From their vineyard on Te Muna Road, this is an engaging style showing baked apple, oatmeal, nectarine and subtle spice characters on the nose. The palate is concentrated…

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