Pinot Blanc


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In 1999 we planted our first Pinot Blanc vines on Te Muna Road. Pinot Blanc (and Pinot Gris) are “sports” of Pinot Noir. Considering how idyllic our site is for growing Pinot Noir, it made perfect sense to discover this variety in all its glory!


In the winery, we treat the fruit in a similar way to Chardonnay. The wine produced is full-bodied and dry, with subtle aromas of quince and honey as it ages. A great summer aperitif. 



The Kaiserstuhl district of Germany prizes Pinot Blanc for its spicy subtle fruit flavours and its ability to truly reflect its terroir. Escarpment Vineyard is excited to be able to release this Single Vineyard Pinot Blanc from its Te Muna Road Vineyard.

Our site ideally suits Pinot Noir so classic Pinot Blanc is assured. A barrel fermented dry style (<1g/l sugar) was aged for 8 months prior to bottling. It will certainly create some interesting wine/food pairings. Enjoy while young but this wine will age gracefully for at least 5 years

Wine Analysis

2021 BLANC Pinot Blanc:

  • Alcohol by volume: 13%
  • Total acid: 5.7g/L
  • pH: 3.14
  • Residual sugar: <1g/L
  • Closure: Stelvin Screw Cap

Tasting Notes

2021 BLANC Pinot Blanc Tasting Note

2020 BLANC Pinot Blanc Tasting Note

2016 BLANC Pinot Blanc Tasting Note 

2015 BLANC Pinot Blanc Tasting Note


94 Points: 2021 Vintage - Wine Rater | July 2022


90 Points: 2020 Vintage - Jo Czerwinski | June 2021


93 Points: 2018 Vintage - James Suckling | August 2019


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Food Pairing

Food pairings include seafood, soft cheeses, nuts, and dried fruit.