Borthwick Vineyard’s Summer Releases

One of the most experienced winemakers in the Wairarapa, Paddy Borthwick quietly makes a very strong range of wines from the 27 ha Borthwick Estate on Dakins Road in Gladstone. The vineyard was planted in 1996 with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, adding Pinot Gris in 2006. Paddy has rising star Braden Crosby as his right hand man and Lisa Hodson tending the vineyard. 90% of the production is exported, but the wines have a loyal following domestically. Here, I review the new Borthwick Vineyard releases for summer.


  • Borthwick Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Borthwick Wairarapa Chardonnay 2012
  • Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2011
  • Borthwick Wairarapa Riesling 2011
  • Henry’s Hills Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2012
  • Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2011

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