Johner Estate 2017 Riesling and Sauvignon, and 2016 Pinot Noir and Reserve Syrah


Established in 2001 by Karl Heinz Johner, Johner Estate in Gladstone makes a broad and strong range of Wairarapa wines. The focus is on wines made from his 15 ha vineyard at the end of Dakins Road in Gladstone, but he draws fruit from around the greater Wairarapa area to complete his portfolio. Karl’s winemaker is Raphael Burki, with the company since 2006. Together they have developed the Lime Hill Vineyard project, sited east of Masterton (click here to see my reviews of the 2016 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir). Here, I review four new release mainstay wines from the Johner Estate range.


  • Johner Estate Wairarapa Riesling 2017
  • Johner Estate Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc ‘Sur Lie’ 2017
  • Johner Estate Gladstone Pinot Noir 2016
  • Johner Estate ‘Reserve’ Gladstone Syrah 2016

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