Mount Brown 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir


The North Canterbury ‘Mount Brown’ label of Catherine Keith and father Tony Rutherford are making significant inroads into the consumer market of late. This is a result of the very good quality wines being made from their three established vineyards in the Waipara Valley, the fine vinification by winemaker Frank Manifold, the good value pricing and active marketing work undertaken by Catherine and her staff. Catherine advises people not to think that all the wines from the challenging 2017 vintage are weak, and I agree with her, noting that several of her 2017 releases have been very smart indeed. Here, I review the 2017 Mount Brown ‘Estates’ Sauvignon Blanc, picked ahead of the rain and already a silver medal winner, plus the 2017 Pinot Noir, released a little earlier than ideal, due to the success of the 2016. I have already reviewed the Sauvignon Blanc, but it is good to see it showing well, again. www.mountbrown.co.nz


  • Mount Brown North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Mount Brown North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2017

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