Gladstone Vineyard 2015 Rosé, and 2014 Sauvignon and Sophie’s Choice

Christine Kernohan quite rightly bills Gladstone Vineyard the first and foremost vineyard of the district. Established in 1986, Christine and her husband David took over the vineyard and winery in 1996. Since then, they have instigated a programme of growth and renovation establishing new vineyards and building a 200 tonne capacity winery. Gladstone Vineyard remains the focus for the Gladstone area as the pre-eminent producer with a strong domestic and international presence, and the Kernohans conduct contract winemaking at their facility for a number of small growers. The Kernohans recently announced that their operation is for sale, but until that happens, it’s business as usual. Craig Fryett joined Gladstone Vineyard this year as winemaker/viticulturist, replacing Alexis Moore, who has returned home to Canada. Craig, formerly with Te Kairanga is a highly experienced Wairarapa industry man. Here, I review the new release 2015 Rosé, and 2014 Sauvignon Blanc and oak-influenced ‘Sophie’s Choice’ Sauvignon.


  • Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Rosé 2015
  • Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Gladstone Vineyard ‘Sophie’s Choice’ Gladstone Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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