We are one of just a few Marlborough producers making 100% estate-grown, single vineyard wines. We produce Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc wines.
FAIRHALL DOWNS SINGLE VINEYARD SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
Vibrant fruit flavours that veer into citrus. Cool fermentation has revealed trademark fruit purity and oh so crisp and clean Sauvignon Blanc finish.
Gold Medal Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
5 Stars (94 Points) Sam Kim "From their estate vineyard in the Brancott Valley, this is a gorgeous sauvignon filled with ripe passionfruit, feijoa, nectarine and lime zest flavours. It is concentrated and succulent on the palate, and delivers waves of delicious flavours, wonderfully supported by fine texture and bright acidity. The wine is intense and punchy, while remaining balanced and friendly. At its best: now to 2019."
FAIRHALL DOWNS SINGLE VINEYARD PINOT GRIS 2016
Intensely floral aromas yield to nashi pear. Nectarine and spice flavours are layered with subtle oak and the extra complexity a partial barrel ferment brings.
Silver Medal Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
5 Stars (93 Points) Sam Kim "It is instantly appealing on the nose, displaying nectarine, poached pear and apple blossom characters with subtle spicy complexity. The palate is concentrated and impressively weighted, and delivers fabulous silky mouthfeel and texture, brilliantly enhanced by refreshing acidity. A very delicious offering from their single vineyard in the Brancott Valley. At its best: now to 2019."
FAIRHALL DOWNS SINGLE VINEYARD CHARDONNAY 2016
Punchy powered and flinty edged. Melon and grapefruit interlaced with overt yet stylish oak influences that will evolve and reward patience.
91 Points Cameron Douglas "Toasty, creamy, fresh and soft bouquet of Chardonnay; aromas include yellow and white peaches, yellow and red apple, some stony mineral tones and dusty oak with a layer of wood smoke. On the palate – youthful, creamy, fruity and weighty – flavours reflect the bouquet, medium+ acidity and lengthy finish. Balanced and well made. Drink today and through 2022. "
FAIRHALL DOWNS SINGLE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2016
Ripe dark cherry and wild thyme lead in feisty bright fruit flavours balancing hints of smoke and toast – all to a satisfying depth. More than enough to demand extended contemplation..
Cameron Douglas "Ripe and generous bouquet with aromas of wood spice and toasty oak, raspberry and red cherry fruits, crushed stone and red florals. On the palate – juicy, fleshy, fruity and dry; oak flavours return quickly with toasty brown spices, medium+ acidity, fine tannins and balanced finish, moderate+ length. "
PREVIOUS VINTAGE: FAIRHALL DOWNS SINGLE VINEYARD SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015 (SOLD OUT)
Our Sauvignon Blanc is a brilliant pale straw green colour with a fresh vibrant bouquet of citrus and tree fruits, mango passion tropical and fresh herb, a whisper of white florals and stony minerality. On the palate – crisp, dry, firm and fresh with plenty of backbone and flavours of fresh fruit, herbs and hint of crunchy bell-pepper.
4 Stars Michael Cooper Buyers Guide