Mountford Estate

Mountford Estate

Created by Michael and Buffy Eaton in 1991, Mountford is currently a small hillside vineyard with three hectares of Pinot Noir and two hectares of Chardonnay producing about 2,000 cases on gently sloping land outside the door of its stylish homestead.

The vineyards are tucked into the limestone-rich, Waipara Hills, one ridge removed from the broad, sweeping bay that stretches north from Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island. The first vines were planted in 1991 using medium-density plantings.

The first wines were made in 1995, and 1998 saw the completion of the winery and the first bottling of Mountford wine on the property. C.P. Lin, Mountford's blind winemaker, who has made the last three vintages, introduced himself to his future employer in 1996 by tasting Mountford's first vintages and telling owner Michael Eaton, "These wines are crap." Eaton promptly gave Lin the challenge of making them better. C.P's. love of food and wine comes through in the wine produced here from grapes under the meticulous care of Mountford's Viticulturist, Gerald Atkinson. "We can make Pinot Noir with ripe flavors, rich texture and the right balance," Lin says.

2007 saw the property being sold to a Dutch couple Kess Zeestraten and Katryn Rayn, who have confirmed their intention to build on the Eaton legacy, adding a further 4 ha (of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and even some Riesling) to the 6ha in place and encouraging C.P.Lin to take Mountford to even greater heights!

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Available by the case In Bond. Pricing excludes duty and VAT, which must be paid separately before delivery. Storage charges apply.
Item Case format   Availability Price per case
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £350.00
2007 Mountford Estate Pinot Noir, Waipara, New Zealand
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Full Bodied
14.5% Alcohol