Organic Wine Week September 2021

Organic Wine Week September 2021

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Organics for us is not just a tick-box action, it's a whole philosophy that we adhere to.  It's a...
The Sprinkler Frost Protection System

The Sprinkler Frost Protection System

Running sprinklers during a frost? While it seems counterintuitive, doing so actually protects yo...
Wine Spectator | Pinot Noir 2019 Review

Wine Spectator | Pinot Noir 2019 Review

The Escarpment Pinot Noir 2019 scored 94 points from the Wine Spectator. Complex and detailed, th...
Raymond Chan Wine Review | Candice Chow

Raymond Chan Wine Review | Candice Chow

Raymond Chan Wine Review  Candice Chow 13th August 2021 Read below the latest review from Candice...
Larry McKenna, a Pinot Pioneer | The Real Review

Larry McKenna, a Pinot Pioneer | The Real Review

With International Pinot Noir Day around the corner, we can't celebrate without mentioning Larry ...
A little about us at Escarpment

A little about us at Escarpment

  Chief Winemaker Larry McKenna shares our story at Escarpment.     
Pruning has begun...

Pruning has begun...

Winter brings around the long and difficult task of pruning all 24 hectares of our vineyards. Eve...
Joe Czerwinski - Escarpment Wine Review

Joe Czerwinski - Escarpment Wine Review

Read Below a review of the Escarpment wines by Joe Czerwinski.  18th June 2021 An excellent revie...
Walls are Going Up!

Walls are Going Up!

The walls are up! Well, some of them at least... Our new winery on Te Muna Road is taking shape a...
The Revival of Pahi

The Revival of Pahi

After years of producing our Pahi Single Vineyard Pinot Noir with grapes grown on a town block, the land was sold, which brought the end of the Pahi label. Or so we thought. 
The Real Review

Escarpment's Scorecard by The Real Review

Master of Wine, Bob Campbell, and Principle Wine Writer, Huon Hooke taste and review the Escarpment range of wines. 
Pouring Escarpment Rose de Noir Sparkling at Weta Workshop

Weta Workshop's Christmas Soriée 2020

Escarpment was proud to be invited to be part of Weta Workshop’s Christmas soirée. 
Close up of the Escarpment Artisan Noir

James Suckling's Review of 2019 NOIR

Read James Suckling's review of the 2019 Escarpment NOIR.
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2021 Air New Zealand Kia Ora Magazine: 2018 Kupe Feature

Starting the New Year with the 2021 release of the Kia Ora Magazine! Our 2018 Kupe made an appearance, featured in this article by Bob Campbell.
The Escarpment Pinot Noir lying in grape marc

The Wine Advocate 2018 Pinot Noir & Single Vineyard Reviews

Joe Czerwinski reviews our 2018 Pinot Noir and Single Vineyard releases in The Wine Advocate.
The three single vineyard Pinot Noirs from Escarpment, Kiwa, Kupe and Te Rehua

Single Vineyard 2018 Vintage Release

As we release the 2018 vintage of Escarpment's Insight Series, watch our winemaker, Tim Bourne, talk us through the characteristics, complexities and stories of the Kiwa, Te Rehua and Kupe single vineyard wines. 
The winery table racking grapes onto the sorting table

Reviews by Bob Campbell MW, February 2020

Reviews by Bob Campbell MW, February 2020

Photo of James Suckling with a glass of Pinot Noir.

Reviews by James Suckling August 2019

Reviews by James Suckling August 2019
Tasting notes and wine samples of the latest Escarpment vintages before bottling.

Vintage 2019 Barrel Tasting

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 year, and adjust our winemaking decisions accordingly.
Larry McKenna tasting through Pinot Noir.

Tasting the Single Vineyard Masterpieces

Article by Anne Krebiehl
Rowan, our Vineyard Manager, Larry McKenna and the vineyard team all standing proud next to out BioGro certification.

The Road to Organics

After three solid years of transition we take great pleasure announcing that Escarpment’s vineyards are now BioGro certified. This includes our single vineyard blocks Kiwa, Te Rehua and Kupe.
Photo of Kupe Chardonnay barrels

Escarpment Vineyard 2016 Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Barrel Samples

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.