Johner Estate 2017 Rose, Whites and Nobles, and 2015 and 2014 Reds


Established in 2001, Johner Estate is the Wairarapa winegrowing venture of Karl Heinz Johner whose family has a sister winery in the Kaiserstuhl region of Germany. The 15 ha Gladstone vineyard has 7.2 ha devoted to Pinot Noir, but Karl and his winemaker Raphael Burki since 2006, make a mind-boggling array of wines, often incorporating contracted fruit, which demonstrates their skills and confidence. Their aim is to produce food-friendly styles, which may be less fruit-forward than most other wines from the region, but the stylishness and textures compensate. Here, I review a selection of 2017 rosé, white and sweet noble wines along with reds from the 2015 and 2014 vintages. www.johner-estate.com


  • Johner Estate Wairarapa Pinot Noir Rosé 2017
  • Johner Estate Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Johner Estate Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2017
  • Johner Estate ‘Reserve’ Gladstone Pinot Noir 2015
  • Johner Estate Wairarapa Cabernet/Merlot 2014
  • Johner Estate Gladstone Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Johner Estate Gladstone Noble Pinot Noir 2017

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