Our Wine

For many years, Larry McKenna was fuelled with the desire to craft a Pinot Noir that was purely dedicated to expressing the unique vineyard characteristics, collectively known as terroir, of the Martinborough Terraces.

In 2003, treading in the historic footsteps of Burgundy where Larry developed his passion for Pinot Noir, he turned a tiny amount of grapes from his low-yielding Te Muna Road vineyard into what is now one of New Zealand’s most revered wines, Kupe, which now heads up range of expressive Pinot Nior wines produced by Escarpment

Escarpment is accredited with Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand ®, an industry initiative directed through New Zealand Winegrowers. With a growing trade and consumer demand for environmentally friendly products, it provides an important platform to promote the New Zealand wine industry as a world leader in clean, green wine production.