Johanneshof Cellars – Wines
Johanneshof Cellars has gained a huge respect for its wines over the last 24 vintages with a strong reputation for its sparkling wines and the aromatic varieties.
This was underlined by consistent 5 star ratings in New Zealand and Australian Wine Magazines for Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer and numerous Medals and Trophies scoring “Champion” wine in their category year after year. Johanneshof has been awarded multible Trophies in New Zealand and International Wine Competitions held in the UK, Australia and Hongkong, notably the International Wine and Spirit Competition and Decanter World Wine Awards in UK and the Cathay Pacific Hongkong Wine & Spirit Competition.
At the 2005 Decanter World Wine Awards in London Johanneshof Gewurztraminer received top honours winning the Trophy for” Champion International Aromatic White Wine” as well as the Regional Trophy for “Best New Zealand Aromatic White Wine over 10 Pounds Trophy”.
Along with the wines above, Johanneshof Cellars also produces Pinot Noir and a Late Harvest Noble Riesling, as well as Sparkling Methode Traditionnelle, Grape Brandy (Edelbrand) and Grappa.
Methode Traditionnelle Emmi
A classic champenoise in brut style. Left seven years on the lees, the just released 2007 vintage was carefully hand-turned in its bottles on the traditional racks we store deep in our cellars. Our “Emmi” has a fragrant strawberry bouquet with bready characters and displays the strength of the pinot noir fruit. A wine for special occasions, perfect for toasting the milestones of life.
Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs
Based on hand-harvested Chardonnay grown in Marlborough, Johanneshof Cellars’ Blanc de Blancs 2008 has been fermenting and maturing on its lees deep in our underground cellar for six years. Each bottle was individually hand-turned on traditional oak racks for six weeks before being desgorged at our cellars just prior to its release.
Johanneshof Cellars Edelbrand – Grape Brandy
Solely made from 100 % hand-harvested grapes grown in Marlborough, Johanneshof Cellars’ Edelbrand has been maturing deep in our underground cellar for some 23 years. Aged in Limousine barrels this premium brandy is blended like the best cognacs using the solera method guaranteeing you the finest quality of brandies.