For Denis Marshall and Ulrike Kurenbach the allure of growing grapes and creating exquisite wines in Central Otago was all encompassing. In 1995 Denis bought a farmland block in the spectacular Gibbston valley with the vision for growing vines with minimal interference to the natural environment. With this careful land use and soil management he hoped to create a sustainable, artisan winery that delivered vintages of the greatest character.
In 2001 they planted the first pinot noir vines. It didn’t take long for their Pinot Noir to be discovered. With early success at a local and global level the pair began to source different grape varieties from within the region, ensuring only the very best were made into Hawkshead wines. With these additional varieties added to their Single Vineyard Pinot Noir the label has grown and flourished over the years.
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About Hawkshead: The Vineyard
The Hawkshead vineyard is nestled upon the gentle north-facing slopes of the spectacular Gibbston Valley – a renowned Central Otago destination for anyone who loves incredible scenery, warm hospitality and fine wine.
2021 HAWKSHEAD PINOT GRIS — 5 Stars, 95/100pts, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit - Outstanding quality showing varietal purity and exemplifying regional type
2019 HAWKSHEAD FIRST VINES PINOT NOIR — 5 Stars, 19.5/20pts, (95 pts) Gold Medal, Perfect to Outstanding
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
2020 HAWKSHEAD CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR — 5 Stars, 95/100 pts. Exceptional quality exhibiting the highest level of concentration and complexity.