Monowai 2015 Rose, Sauvignon Pinot Gris and 2014 Chardonnay

New Zealander Emma Lowe and her Chilean partner Marcelo Nunez operate their Monowai vineyard and winery in the Crownthorpe district in the upper reaches of the Ngaruroro River in Hawke’s Bay. Making wine from their 22 ha of vineyards from their winery that was commissioned in 2005, they’ve released a series of elegant, pure and contemporary Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot wines. They are the only family-owned operator there, but they have instilled confidence in a number of larger companies to invest in the in the district. Here, I review the 2015 Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and 2014 Chardonnay.


  • Monowai Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2015
  • Monowai Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  • Monowai Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2015
  • Monowai Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

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