Fiona Turner
- winemaker

Fiona Turner - winemaker

To reflect her commitment to the land, respected winemaker Fiona Turner took the historic Tinpot Hut frequented by high-country Marlborough musterers as the inspiration for her label.

Close to 20 years ago, the Hawke's Bay-raised Master of Science honours graduate in biological chemistry changed tack to wine making. In 2003 Fiona planted her Home Block vineyard with husband Hamish at Blind River in the Awatere Valley.

Today, fruit from carefully selected sites in the Wairau and Southern Valleys in Marlborough, as well as Syrah from Hawke's Bay, allows added flexibility in crafting her growing range of Tinpot Hut wines. READ MORE

Our wines

Tinpot Hut Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is the flagship wine in our portfolio, and the Tinpot Hut range has grown over the years to include: 

Pinot Gris
Grüner Veltliner
Pinot Noir

Late Harvest Riesling


Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2013



Our Gruner Veltliner 2013 & Pinot Noir 2012 have been described as having "exceptional personality" by the Marlborough Express. READ FULL ARTICLE


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Tinpot Hut 2012 Hawke’s Bay Syrah has been awarded the esteemed Best Syrah and a Double Gold Medal at the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition. 

A Gold Medal was also awarded for our 2013 Tinpot Hut Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE


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New Zealand 7201
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