Honorary Wines from Indevin


Indevin is New Zealand’s largest contract winemaker, producing a significant proportion of the wines that are exported throughout the world, under some very well-known, and also little-known labels. The company operates three wineries, in the Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne regions, and is in a partnership with Lion New Zealand in making a number of high-visibility brands. This makes Indevin a large player in the growing, making and selling of wine domestically as well as overseas.

As with any successful business of any size, Indevin has a policy of recognising the people that make up the company, and it does so in a number of ways. Many of the staff also have outside interests in wine, and the company is accepting of this under general conditions. The ‘Honorary’ wine brand for ‘The Insider Wine Club’ is another approach to add value for the staff. Running for around five years now, the Honorary programme has wines which are small parcels of high quality juice, usually around 2,000 L, made into wine by the Indevin winemakers for staff, family and friends. Not only does this give staff access to very good and exclusive wines at remarkably good prices, but it allows the winemakers the opportunity of making something special, to perk their winemaking interests. The wines are available only to club members, and enquiries to join can be made via Email: [email protected] Here, I review four Honarary wines. www.indevin.com


  • Honorary ‘Bankhouse Estate’ ‘Single Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2016
  • Honorary ‘Hidden Barrel’ ‘Single Vineyard’ Awatere Marlborough Oaked Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Honorary ‘Single Vineyard’ Waihopai Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017
  • Honorary ‘Lost Dozen’ ‘Phoenix Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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