The Ramsay 2014 Central Otago Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Parkburn Estate is the winegrowing business of Duncan and Fiona Ramsay who in 2001 planted their vineyard in the Parkburn region near Cromwell in Central Otago with the assistance of Greg Hay. From the first vintage in 2006, the Ramsays sold their grapes, supplying Peregrine, Rockburn nd Craggy Range, and currently to Matua. There are 12.5 ha planted, 67% to Pinot Noir, 13% to Pinot Gris, 11% to Riesling and 9% to Chardonnay. As with many growers, the Ramsays have created their own label, ‘The Ramsay’, the first vintage being in 2014, from 3 tonnes of Chardonnay and 5 tonnes of Pinot Noir. The Ramsays have contracted Dean Shaw to make their wines, and they have Sean Guildford, with them since 2005, tending to the viticulture and vineyard. ‘The Ramsay’ wines feature tartans on the label, acknowledging the owners’ Scottish heritage and the links Central Otago has with Scotland. Here, I review the first 2014 releases. To contact Sean Guildford, cell: 0274 315-316 or email: [email protected]


  • The Ramsay Central Otago Chardonnay 2014
  • The Ramsay Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

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