Mister and Te Awanga Estate 2017 Releases


Te Awanga Estate is the winegrowing business of Hawke’s Bay winemaking veteran Rod McDonald. The coastal Te Awanga Estate is home base, home vineyard and cellar door, and where wines are made. But Rod’s breadth of vision and reach encompasses the wider Hawke’s Bay region, and Te Awanga Estate sources fruit from company owned vineyards in Bridge Pa and Maraekakaho, and a number of specific ‘small blocks’ in other districts. Te Awanga Estate has a number of sibling brands, these being ‘Quarter Acre’, ‘One Off’, ‘Mister’, plus the flagship ‘Trademark’ wines. (Rod also has wine made at the Hawke’s Bay Wine Co. in Napier, which he operates.) It’s been an exciting and tangential journey for Rod and his team to get to this consolidated position, but Rod’s vision seems to have been attained to a large degree, from where he will continually evolve his wines. Here, I review a number of new 2017 vintage releases under the ‘Mister’ range which offers modern, fruit forward styles, and from the ‘Te Awanga Estate’ range which demonstrates to elegance of cooler growing conditions. Included is the inaugural ‘Te Awanga Estate’ ‘The Loom’ ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay. This is named after ‘the best wave of the day’ as seen by Te Awanga locals. www.teawangaestate.co.nz


  • Mister Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Mister Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017
  • Mister Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017
  • Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017
  • Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017
  • Te Awanga Estate ‘The Loom’ ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017

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