Stanley Estates 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and 2014 ‘Block 8’ Pinot Noir

Stanley Estates is the Awatere Valley wine business of Steve Pellet and Bridget Ennals who named their venture after the Land Rover they travelled extensively in. In 2003 they purchased 11 ha of vineyard land and have subsequently expanded on this to three sites. While they focus on the classical Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varieties, they also make Albarino and Lagrein. Steve is responsible for the viticulture, overseen by Jeremy Hyland, and Steve and Bridget have the highly respected Eveline Fraser as their winemaker. Here, I review the new release 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and 2014 ‘Block 8’ Pinot Noir.


  • Stanley Estates ‘Single Vineyard’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Stanley Estates ‘Block 8’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

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