WINES

2009 Sauvignon Blanc. Kumeu

The fruit for this wine was grown on our home vineyard at Kumeu. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were cold fermented and the wine is un-oaked to retain its essential vibrancy. Our wine is a straw colour, with luscious ripe tropical fruit flavours balancing with a zestiness enhancing the capsicum and tropical lime aromas. Produced in a very ripe style, the palate is weighty, with great structure and length. Ready to drink now, it will also benefit from aging. This wine loves to accompany lighter meats, pasta and seafood.

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  • DRY
  • Alc. 12.6% vol.
Cellar Price NZD$21.00

2009 Thelma Grace Chardonnay. Kumeu.. Very Very Lightly oaked

This is a new wine style to our range.This chardonnay has been very very very lightly oaked which gives roundness to the wine and adds complexity.The grapes were grown on our home vineyard at Kumeu. Classic Mendoza fruit. Light straw in colour, with  peach and apricot aromas combining with a citrus lime finish. Further complex characters will develop with aging just as they did for Wendy's Mother to whom this wine is dedicated. This chic and sassy Kumeu chardonnay will enhance the enjoyment of most foods, especially chicken, fish and pasta dishes. SCREWCAP CLOSURE

  • DRY
  • Alc. 13.00% vol.
Cellar Price NZD$21.00

2007 Limited Release Chardonnay. Kumeu

The fruit for this wine was grown on our home vineyard at Kumeu, and displays the tropical fruit characters distinctive of this heritage wine region.
100% barrel fermented in French an American oak. The wine underwent gentle malolactic fermentation to give a balance of creamy flavour to the citrus notes.
Twelve months maturation in barrigues with weekly barrel attention has produced this wine, nicely straw in colour, with creamy peach characters dominating the aroma. The weighty Mendoza fruit ensures the full lingering finish. This stylish Kumeu Chardonnay will enhance the enjoyment of most foods.
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  • dry
  • Alc. 13.5% vol.
Cellar Price NZD$26.00

2011 Bella Rosa Kumeu

This Rose' wine we first made in 2009 and has been a hit from the first sip. The 2011 vintage is also made from our famous Pinotage grapes, the juice was allowed to spend a few hours in contact with the skins before the it was pressed off for fermentation. This enabled the juice to pick up a delicate rose petal pink colour. It is very difficult to judge this amount of time for skin contact. If contact is too long the wine is too dark. If too short the colour is too light. Add some red wine I hear you say, the problem with this is you also add back tannin, which makes this gentle wine hard on the palate. We feel we got this skin contact time spot on!

A delicate light salmon pink in colour, with the classic Rose' bouquet of rose petal with raspberry, Turkish delight and a hint of mandarin on the finish. Just a touch of sweetness.
SERVE CHILLED. This wine fills your mouth with pleasure.

  • Off Dry
  • Alc. 12.4% vol.
Cellar Price NZD$21.00

2008 Pinotage "P'08" Kumeu

Pinotage 2008 P'08. The fruit for this wine was grown on our home vineyard at Kumeu. The juice was cold macerated for three days before fermentation and hand plunged during fermentation in the classic open vat method. It was then racked into French and American barrels for malolactic fermentation. Bright crimson red to the eye and to the nose, fresh wild berry fruits and that ever present earthy spice accent. The palate is well structured, velvety warm with lifted vibrant primary fruit characters.This classic Kumeu Pinotage is ready now and will develop further varietal complexities with time. Enjoy it summer long on the verandah with friends for a cruisy afternoon. Great with soups, pasta, game and other meats. Try it with chocolate and fruit cake.

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  • DRY
  • Alc. 12.2% vol.
Cellar Price NZD$21.00

20010 Pamela Syrah. Kumeu

Kerr Farm Pamela Syrah is a grape we started growing in 2005 and the first wine was made in 2007. It was Jaison's mother Pamela's 80th birthday in 2007 so we named this Syrah after her.

The grapes were hand picked on a beautiful sunny day in April 2010. Destemmed and crushed directly into an open top fermentation tank, it fermented for about 3 weeks. The must spent a further few weeks macerating on the skins to extract flavour, tannin and colour. The must was then pressed and the skins removed. The wine was racked into two barrels. One new American oak barrel and a one year old French barrel. Here it stayed until early May 2011. It was egg white fined and allowed to settle. The bright wine was minimally filtered and then bottled.
The bottles are heavy, tall, Premium Bordeaux bottles with a cork closure and hand dipped sealing wax.
Deep purple red in colour, seductively perfumed. Juicy red berry fruit characters and hints of spice and white pepper on the palate
ONLY 45 CASES MADE. Available from the cellar door only.

  • DRY
  • Alc. 13.25% vol.
Cellar Price NZD$40.00

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. Kumeu

This Cabernet Sauvignon was picked from our home vineyard at Kumeu, crushed into open top fermenters, hand plunged every 4-6 hours during fermentation, and then macerated for 10 days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for 11 months in new and 2 year old French and American oak barriques. Rich red in colour. Wild cherry, berry, peppery characters dominate the nose, and an under-layer of earthiness follows smoothly through creating the warm, rich mid palate and a long savoury finish. As this wine has aged it has developed the classic Cabernet Sauvignon characters of leather, cedar and Tabaco. Have you every smelt a cedar cigar box, well that is it. Perfect Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Dry
  • Alc. 12.7% vol.
Cellar Price NZD$29.00

2010 Twenty Two Dessert Wine Kumeu

This wine is called "Twenty Two" because 2010 is the first year in twenty two vintages that we have had such a long, hot, dry summer and autumn. This enabled us to hang the grapes on the vine until late May, harvesting about five weeks later than normal for these vines. This is a late harvest sweet wine from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes, giving honey and orange marmalade flavours. Although sweet the acidity of Sauvignon Blanc gives a crisp finish with no cloying. This is a delicious dessert wine or pre-dinner aperitif. 375ml bottles. Only 1500 bottles made.

  • Cellaring: 1 to 10 years.
  • Dessert wine
  • Alc. 10% vol.
Cellar Price NZD$30.00

2010 Sweet Summer Wine Kumeu "Art Series Label"

This wine is called Kerr Farm Sweet Summer Wine. It is the same wine as the Twenty Two above but is part of our new "Art Series" labels. Selected wines will be labelled with designer labels, in restricted  quantities. The 22 theme continues on this label with a 22 on the back of the surfers swimmers. The famous surfing beach of Muriwai is close by to Kerr Farm Vineyard.The wine is called Twenty Two because 2010 is the first year in twenty two vintages that we have had such a long, hot, dry summer and autumn. This enabled us to hang the grapes on the vine until late May, harvesting about five weeks later than normal for these vines. This is a late harvest sweet wine from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes, giving honey and orange marmalade flavours. Although sweet, the acidity of Sauvignon Blanc gives a crisp finish with no cloying. This is a delicious dessert wine or pre-dinner aperitif. 375ml bottles

  • Cellaring: 1 to 10 years.
  • Sweet
  • Alc. 10% vol.
Cellar Price NZD$30.00