Taiao Estate Bridge Pa Hawke’s Bay Releases

07-Sep-2018

Taiao Estate is a Maori family and community winegrowing venture based in Bridge Pa, Hawke’s Bay. This is the first Maori winegrower in Hawke’s Bay and the management is headed by Wi Te Tau Huata. The brand sources its fruit from its own vineyard along with contracted fruit in the Bridge Pa district and the wines are made under contact at a local facility. The first wines made were from the 2014 and 2015 vintages. This year sees the first commercial release of the Taiao Estate range. The company has an export focus with a target of two-thirds to three-quarters of the production to go overseas. The company is growing quickly, maybe more quickly than a new player would wish, with a projected 50,000 cases of wine from the 2019 vintage! Here, I review a selection of the current and newly released wines. www.taiaoestate.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Taiao ‘Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016
  • Taiao ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017
  • Taiao ‘Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2015
  • Taiao ‘Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet 2014
  • Taiao ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Late Harvest Semillon/Viognier 2015

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