Located in the heart of Hawkes' Bay, New Zealand, Tironui Estate is a relatively new vineyard of five acres, established by Richard & Jennifer Brown on virgin hillside in 2002.
The vineyard is nestled just below "Sugarloaf" in Taradale, overlooking New Zealand's oldest winery "Mission Estate", with views across Napier and out to Cape Kidnappers in the distance. A stylised version of the view from the winery, forms the prominent part of the distinctive label design.
Hawkes Bay is New Zealand's leading producer of red wines and the second largest wine region in the country. History, Consistency, diversity, and innovation, along with the warm maritime climate and varying landscape, have all helped provide the foundation for Hawkes' Bay's reputation as a fine wine producing region.
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Three grape varieties are grown on the vineyard - Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon and these are blended together to form a limited vintage. Production has slowly expanded from the first vintage (a Merlot/Malbec blend) in 2005 to current levels and has peaked at just over 4000 bottles per year.
We are currently offering 2006 , 2007, 2008, 2009 vintages, which are Malbec/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blends, with distinctive subtle differences to the palate. Also just launched in September 2014, is our 2010 Malbec Cabernet.
Our 2012 Rose, combines a rare blend of Merlot and Malbec, and finally our 2013 red, which is looking highly promising, will be launched in March 2015. This will be a Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet blend.
All grapes are sourced exclusively from our own vineyard, where they are hand picked and aged in oak barrels. The wines go well with a wide variety of cuisine. For relatively young vines, the vintages are especially pleasing.
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