Puriri Hills makes luxurious blended red wines inspired by the grand crus of Pomerol and St Emilion, on the right bank of Bordeaux, France.
Established in 1996, Puriri Hills is a privately owned vineyard founded by Judy Fowler. Wine is estate bottled exclusively from the Clevedon Vineyard, and is a sustainable and authentic expression of terroir.
Climbing from the Clevedon Valley floor carved out by the Wairoa River, up to the ancient river terraces, you find the vineyard. Puriri Hills takes its name from the native Puriri trees growing on the 93 acre property that encircle and protect the 5.5 acres of vines.
The outlook of the vineyard is to the north following the course of the river seaward towards Waiheke Island and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. And eastward across a landscape dominated by low valley farmland to the Hunua ranges. To the west the Maraetai hills rise protectively behind the sloping vineyard contours. Puriri Hills are blessed with a stunning outlook throughout the seasons of winemaking.
From the Real Review - 'Puriri Hills just might be New Zealand’s best kept wine secret. As founder, Judy Fowler, says “… we make impressive wines in all vintages and spectacular wines in outstanding years.” Elegant and very collectable reds that are clearly built to last.'
You can read more about Puriri Hills and their wines here.