Gladstone Vineyard and 12,000 Miles 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, and 2016 Pinot Noir


It was in 2015 that Christine and David Kernohan announced that their Gladstone Vineyard was for sale. It has been a drawn-out process which meant that it was business as usual for this senior Gladstone region producer until a sale went through. It has just been announced that Gladstone Vineyard is set to be acquired by the ‘Odyssey Capital Group’, an Asian alternative asset management company, in partnership with ‘The Flying Winemaker’, an Australasian multi-faceted wine producer founded by Eddie McDougall. Subject to Overseas Investment Office approval, this gives the potential for significant growth and increased distribution. Christine Kernohan and key Gladstone Vineyard staff will stay on to work with ‘The Flying Winemaker’

In conjunction with this news, I’ve received a selection of recent and new releases, comprising ‘Gladstone Vineyard’ and ’12.000 Miles’ bottlings of the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, and the 2016 Pinot Noirs. Christine and her winemaker Craig Fryett have been strengthening the style differentiation between the accessible ’12,000 Miles’ and more sophisticated ‘Gladstone Vineyard’ bottlings. Here are my reviews. www.gladstonevineyard.co.nz


  • 12,000 Miles Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • 12,000 Miles Gladstone Pinot Gris 2017
  • 12,000 Miles Gladstone Pinot Noir 2016
  • Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Pinot Gris 2017
  • Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Pinot Noir 2016

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