The Hunting Lodge 2017 Pinot Gris, Marsanne Viognier and Chardonnay


The famous ‘Hunting Lodge’ in Waimauku, north-west Auckland was purchased by Brent and Denise Sutton from Treasury Wine Estates in 2016. They have undertaken a programme of refurbishment of the cellar door, café, restaurant, gardens and facilities, and began making their own wines again from the ‘Home’ block, neighbouring vineyards and fruit from other regions. The Sutton’s winemaker is the very experienced Pete Turner who as well as making wine overseas, has made wine in the West Auckland district and Waiheke Island. I reviewed a selection of The Hunting Lodge wines in May, earlier this year (click here to see my reviews), and I was impressed with the complexity and sophistication of them. Here, I review the 2017 Pinot Gris, Marsanne/Viognier and Chardonnay. To me, they show a lighter style that the vintage has instilled in many wines from this challenging vintage. www.thehuntinglodge.com


  • The Hunting Lodge Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017
  • The Hunting Lodge Marsanne/Viognier 2017
  • The Hunting Lodge Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017

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