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'EXCEPTIONAL' 98 POINT
2016 SAUVIGNON BLANC!

Yes that's right!! 98 points and an 'exceptional' rating. We are thrilled that our 2016 Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc came out on top of 93 wines judged at the recent NZ Sauvignon Blanc vintage release tasting held by Decanter Magazine UK.

Judge Melanie Brown commented: "...A concentrated and poised amalgamation of complexity and style, effortlessly pure and well composed with nice phenolics and crisp acidity."

 
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5 STAR 94 POINT
2015 RIESLING

Rated 94 points and 5 Stars, a recent review by Wine Orbit of our 2015 Tinpot Hut Turner Vineyard Riesling says:

"...The palate is fine and focused, and delivers excellent purity backed by mouth-watering acidity. Wonderfully harmonious and balanced and finishes superbly long and delicious."


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ABOUT US

Tinpot Hut’s owner and winemaker Fiona Turner began developing her Blind River “Home Block” vineyard in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley with husband Hamish in 2005... Read more 
 
 
2016 Sauvignon Blanc Decanter



 

 
Turner Home Block vineyard
 
Hamish Turner
Dog Turner vineyard Home Block
 
Fiona Turner standing hands in pockets

VINTAGE 2017

April 2017.... Sees another vintage passed and the grapes are now in the fantastic hands of Fiona who will work her usual magic.
 
Our first bottling is scheduled for July and we are looking forward to another great year!  Read more

TWO WEEKS IN THE USA

A post harvest trip to the USA in May saw Fiona spend a week in the market with our USA importer and distributor for California Copa Fina, and visiting San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco. Fi also spent time in Texas with La Cigale Fine Wines and in Massachusetts with Gilbert Distributors. Read more

GRÜNER GOLD

 Our 2016 Tinpot Hut McKee Vineyard Gruner Veltliner was awarded the only GOLD MEDAL in its category at the 2017 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards in February.  A huge shout out to our grower Robyne McKee! More about our Grüner Veltliner
 
 
Fi Turner with dogs at beach

 

FIONA TURNER - OWNER & WINEMAKER

 
Since graduating with a Master of Science (Hons) Fiona Turner has immersed herself in the wine industry.

Now, with over 20 years winemaking experience in Marlborough – along with vintages in Hawkes Bay, Central Otago and California – Fiona focuses on fine aromatics, balance and integration when making our Tinpot Hut wine.


“That teams of highly attuned sommeliers keep on picking it out for Gold, blind, year after year, vintage after vintage is a truly remarkable testament to the vineyards and the winemaker” Sommelier Wine Awards, UK


 
 

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“Love your wine, always have some in the cellar”
Jamie Oliver, Chef and Restaurateur

OTHER NEWS

  • PRIDE OF PORTLAND CHORUS

    We were delighted to support the Pride of Portland Chorus when they travelled around NZ in February/March. They are the premier women's acapella chorus of the Pacific North West and currently ranked in the top 5 Sweet Adeline Choruses in the US. Read more
  • MISS COOK ISLANDS

    Our Tinpot Hut Pinot Gris, Rose and Syrah were recently poured at an event hosted at the residence of the NZ High Commissioner to the Cook Islands. Read more
 

CONTACT US

PHONE

+ 64 3 579 2024
 

FAX

+ 64 3 579 2025
 

EMAIL

info@tinpothut.co.nz

ADDRESS

2A Opawa Street, Blenheim 7201,  
New Zealand

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