Anchorage Family Estate 2015 and 2014 Releases

Anchorage Family Estate is the wine venture of the Drummond family who have had a history of horticulture and agriculture in the Nelson region since 1880. They established their vineyard next to the mouth of the Motueka River in 2000, releasing their first wines from the 2003 vintage. The company owns over 40 ha of vines and supplements the production with contract fruit, releasing the wines under a number of labels in addition to ‘Anchorage’. The Drummond’s winemaker is Stefan Heinrich who comes from Heilbronn, Germany, with company since the 2013 vintage. Here I review the new 2015 and 2014 releases, some showing some innovations.


  • Anchorage Nelson Pinot Gris 2015
  • Anchorage Nelson ‘Classic’ Riesling 2015
  • Anchorage ‘St Urbanus’ Nelson Riesling 2014
  • Anchorage Nelson Gewurztraminer 2015
  • Anchorage ‘Reserve’ Nelson Chardonnay 2014
  • Anchorage Nelson Montepulciano Rosé 2015
  • Anchorage Nelson Syrah 2015
  • Anchorage Nelson Pinot Noir 2014

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