Red Barrel – Wine2Trade Portfolio

01-Sep-2020
Red Barrel Vineyard is the micro boutique Hawke’s Bay vineyard, winery and label, based on Te Mata Road just out of Havelock North, with Te Mata Estate and Black Barn as neighbours. Owners John Lockie, a sharebroker, and his wife Juliette who have had a Hawke’s Bay winegowing background in the ‘Stockbridge’ and ‘Balthazar’ brands, purchased the former Zepelin vineyard in 2010. They immediately took out the Cabernet Sauvignon and replanted with three clones of Chardonnay to supplement the existing Merlot and Syrah vines which were planted in 1997.

The wines are made by Dave McKee, winemaker at Black Barn, and with a projected maximum production of 1,000 cases from the 2.6 ha of vines, it is a true small-batch operation. www.redbarrel.co.nz

Sadly this winery is now sold – last stock available

Archived tasting notes on wines no longer commercially available can be seen by clicking here


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Red Barrel Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2015
  • Red Barrel ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013

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