Clark Estate

Clark Estate is our signature brand, consisting of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Classic Riesling, Block 8 Riesling (sweeter style), Sparkling Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Botrytised Riesling (dessert wine) and Late Harvest Pinot Gris (dessert wine).

Each wine is carefully crafted in the vineyard so that minimal intervention is needed in the winery.

Wine

Upper Awatere    Sauvignon Blanc

 

​The Upper Awatere is known for its rugged soils, unforgiving climate and stunning Sauvignon Blanc flavours.
Strong winds, scorching daytime temperatures, and cool clear nights contribute to the development of the amazing flavours found in Sauvignon Blanc grapes.

Our single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is crafted by this terroir, creating wines that are pristine, refined and well balanced, with a strong sense of place.

Riverside Terrace Sauvignon Blanc

 

The Upper Awatere valley is well known for the many river terraces that jigsaw their way down the valley.

​Our Riverside Terrace Sauvignon Blanc is a pure expression of our terroir. We have created wines that are unencumbered by the effect of higher alcohol, letting the pristine flavours of the Upper Awatere shine and give these wines a definite sense of place.

 

Pinot Gris

 

The Black Birch is a pristine alpine stream which feeds clean mountain waters into the main Awatere River. The Black Birch range also directs cooler winds down onto the vines during the autumn months, slowing the ripening process just enough to ripen the Pinot Gris fruit to perfection.

Our Pinot Gris has a delicate richness and power driven by the low cropping and fully ripened grapes hanging from the vines that have been nourished by the Black Birch waters.

Importers and Distributors

Elemento Indigeno, Italy

Wine’s Bay, Czech Republic

Angels’ Share Wines, USA ( NY, NJ, FL)

 

 

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Pinot Grigio

Climate conditions high in the Awatere Valley can often resemble that of the hills around Veneto, Italy. Hot days and cool dry nights with fresh sea breezes blowing off the Pacific Ocean help to ripen the fruit slowly, perfect conditions for the Italian style of Pinot Grigio. Made in the same dry and fruit driven style, this wine is beautiful, with a hint of pink.

Clark Estate - Riesling - 2019

Classic Riesling

 

Grown on a gentle south facing slope of the upper Awatere valley, the vines are less exposed and the fruit is left to ripen slowly to develop lovely aromatic flavours reminiscent of the classic Rieslings made around the world.
Our single-vineyard Classic Riesling is lively with wonderful aromatics and a mineral edge thanks to the chalky texture, showing how well the Upper Awatere soils can grow great Riesling.

Clark Estate Reisling

Block 8 Riesling

Our Block 8 Riesling is the pure essence of the Awatere Valley. This medium sweet wine shows great poise and structure with flavours that burst from the glass. The lower alcohol of 8.0% makes this wine perfect for lunchtime meals or simply enjoyed by itself.

Importers and Distributors

Angels’ Share Wines, USA (NY, NJ, FL)

Pinot Noir


Our 2018 single-vineyard Pinot Noir was made from grapes grown in the far reaches of the Upper Wairau Valley in Marlborough.  The soils there are ideal for quality Pinot Noir, with a small amount of clay helping the vines survive the dry Marlborough summers and fully ripen the fruit.

Pinot Noir


This 2019 single-vineyard Pinot Noir was made from grapes grown on the slopes of the hillside vineyard in Koromiko, Marlborough. On this north west facing steep slope of one hectare it is impossible to use machinery, so all work is meticulously managed by hand.

Importers and Distributors

Angels’ Share Wines, USA (NY, NJ, FL)

Chardonnay

 

Penelope Jane is one of the founders and matriarch of Clark Estate.  Mother to Sarah and Simon, and wife to Peter.  Ever since planting the first vines, Jane, as she is known, has wanted a Chardonnay to call her own. So, it is fitting that the wine made from our Chardonnay vines, where they have had to work hard and battle the many challenges but end up beautifully refined and elegant, take on the name of Penelope Jane Clark.

Our single-vineyard Chardonnay is beautifully balanced with delicate citrus and stone notes, lightly integrated with oak flavours to create a wine that has both finesse and power.

Importers and Distributors

Angels’ Share Wines, USA (NY, NJ, FL)

Sparkling Riesling

 

The Upper Awatere has all the perfect ingredients for classic Sparkling grapes. Very cool nights leading up to harvest slows the breakdown of the natural acids and flavours are developed over a longer time than usual. The soil is rich in limestone giving the wine its chalky mineral character.

Late Harvest Pinot Gris

 

Penelope Jane is one of the founders and matriarch of Clark Estate.  Mother to Sarah and Simon, and wife to Peter.  Ever since planting the first vines, Jane, as she is known, has wanted a Chardonnay to call her own. So, it is fitting that the wine made from our Chardonnay vines, where they have had to work hard and battle the many challenges but end up beautifully refined and elegant, take on the name of Penelope Jane Clark.

Our single-vineyard Chardonnay is beautifully balanced with delicate citrus and stone notes, lightly integrated with oak flavours to create a wine that has both finesse and power.

Importers and Distributors

Botrytised Riesling

 

The 2022 Botrytised Riesling has 242g/l residual sugar, giving it a beautiful creamy mouthfeel with delicious honeyed, dried fruit flavours, very fine acidity.

This beautiful wine is luscious and succulent with delicious notes of honey citrus with hints of spice.  The lovely sweetness is balanced perfectly with fine acidity thanks to the classic Upper Awatere cool climate.  This wine will be enjoyed at its best now and treasured for years to come.

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