Summerhouse 2018 Marlborough Pinot Rosé and 2016 Hawke’s Bay Merlot


Summerhouse is a brand acquired by the Neylon and Wiffin families who operate the Spring Creek Vintners custom crush facility in Marlborough. Releasing their own wines under the label from 2014, Summerhouse was intended as an on-premise brand with limited-release and innovative varieties and styles. The brief has grown, and the wines are seen in a wider range of channels and now include wines sourced from fruit beyond Marlborough. Winemaker Michael Bann and viticulturist Simon Bowers have been developing the wines, and with the consultancy of Matt Thomson, there should be some interesting developments. Here, I review the 2018 Marlborough Pinot Rosé and Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2016.


  • Summerhouse Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2018
  • Summerhouse Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2016

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