Also please see the next page for our renowned Johanneshof Cellars Methode Traditionnelle - handcrafted sparkling wines from Marlborough made with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the traditional Champagne method.
Sauvignon Blanc 2022
The Johanneshof Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 features all the classical aromas that we love about this variety.
Zingy and refreshing, with gooseberry and capsicum notes opening up to mouthwatering passionfruit flavours, with a refreshingly mineral finish.
This varietally expressive wine is easily matched with seafood, fish, salsa and salads. Its acidity will keep it fresh for a good number of years, so there is no rush.
At its best : now to 2026
93/100 - Bob Campbell MW, June 2023
"On the greener end of the flavour spectrum with green capsicum, gooseberry, grapefruit and tomato leaf contrasting with restrained passionfruit and guava. Punchy sauvignon blanc with a mouth-watering finish"
93/100 - Excellent Bob Campbell MW, 17 June 2023
Pinot Noir Rosé 2022
Maybern Single Vineyard
The Johanneshof Cellars Pinot Noir Rosé displays a light garnet colour, followed by a bouquet of forest berries, red melon, rhubarb and a touch of almond.
Dry in style the palate carries on in the theme of a compote of berries - raspberries, strawberries and cherries all intermingle. Highly textured this Rosé hsa a strong presence and features a very soft acidity. A core of nutty and earthy tones shows the terroir of the steep Maybern vineyard finishing long and smooth.
This single vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé is made from our steep home block 'Maybern' Vineyard behind our winery. Dry-farmed and narrow planted, growing on this site is a labour of love, with most work carried out by hand. The notably soft acidity is achieved by carefully monitoring the ripening in the vineyard and choosing the picking time when all components are in balance. Hand harvested like all Johanneshof wines, it is an elegant, yet gutsy wine with a lengthy finish.
Not rated yet. Previous Vintage ratings:
93 /100 Pts - Wine Folio, David Walker Bell
#1 Top Rosé - The Shout Mag. NZ , Nov 18
#1 Top Rosé & 5 ✪✪✪✪✪ 93/100 - The World of Wines Edition 2, Cameron Douglas MS
Johanneshof Cellars Marlborough
Noble Late Harvest Riesling 2018
Johanneshof Noble Late Harvest Riesling 2018 seduces with its naturally highly concentrated bouquet packed with honey and sundried apricot flavours. This is reflected on the palate with decadent flavours of ripe citrus fruit, honeycomb and apricot, entwined with subtle botrytis which gently unfolds with layers of aromatics.
With an oily and rich mouthfeel this luscious dessert wine is sweet but balanced with a good acid spine and excellent harmony and richness. Serve with crème brûlée, apple pie or apricot crumble. 375 ml
96/100 - Top Wine of 140 New Zealand wines tasted
Robert Parker Wine Advocate USA, Joe Czerwinski, April 2021
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ - Michael Cooper, August 2020
TROPHY - Royal New Zealand Easter Show, May 2021
GOLD - Royal New Zealand Easter Show, May 2021
GOLD - New Zealand International Wine Show, Oct 2020
Pinot Gris 2022
This Johanneshof Pinot Gris has a lovely opulent pearl appearance. It's light brioche bouquet has perfumed fragrant notes of pear, peach and honeysuckle.
This beautifully balanced Pinot Gris displays mineral, apple and pear characters with a subtle, pleasing acidity. An Enticing white fleshed nectarine palate, with a juicy, luscious, silky smooth finish.
Perfect with seared or grilled fish, chicken dishes, antipasto platters or just great on its own.
At its best : now to 2026
90/100 - Bob Campbell MW, Dec 2022
"Soft-textured, fleshy pinot gris with restrained poached pear, stewed apple and honeysuckle flavours. Made in an off-dry style with reasonably soft acidity. A good result from a challenging vintage".
90/100 - Bob Campbell MW, 28 Dec 2022
“... a benchmark for the variety. This must surely be one of the country's most decorated gewürztraminers”
Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
“This beauty consistently ranks among New Zealand's greatest gewürztraminers. Powerful, with a perfumed, well-spiced bouquet, it is rich and smooth, with deep stonefruit and spice flavours, a hint of honey, a gentle splash of sweetness and finely balanced acidity. A lovely mouthful.”
Michael Cooper, The Listener Feb. 2023
The Johanneshof Gewürztraminer 2022 delights with its straw colour and floral nose of lychee, honey and rose petals.Weighty and powerful mouth feel featuring stunning spicy characters. Gorgeously floral tones of roses grace the palate.
Beautifully textured and well balanced, seducing with a touch of sweetness. This wine is powerful and elegant, with an lengthy finish.
Its the perfect accompaniment to Asian cuisine, hearty dishes or your favourite cheese board.
TROPHY & GOLD - Global Fine Wine Challenge 2022, Dec. 2022
GOLD - NZ International Wine Show, October 2023
GOLD - NZ International Wine Show, March 2022
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ - "Super Classic New Zealand Wine" Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wine (2010 onwards)
Wine Classification NZ & 2 Merits MM - The Real Review, 2022
96/100 - Toni Patterson MW, Dec 2022
95/100 - Andrea Pritzker MW, Dec 2022
95/100 - Andrew Caillard MW, Dec 2022
One of the most prestigious awards received for a previous Vintage (2004) of the Johanneshof Gewurztraminer is the ‘International Trophy for Champion Aromatic White Wine of the World’ at one of the world’s largest wine competitions ‘Decanter World Wine Awards’ in London (2005).
Johanneshof Gewürztraminer has been included in 'Air New Zealand’s FINE WINES OF NEW ZEALAND’ list of Iconic New Zealand Wines every year since its inauguration in 2016.
Johanneshof Gewurztraminer was one of only two New Zealand Gewurztraminer to be named a ‘SUPER CLASSIC WINE OF NEW ZEALAND’ by Michael Cooper in his “Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines” in 2010 and continues this status each year.
Trophy for Champion Aromatic Wine 2022 - Global Fine Challenge, Sydney, Dec 2022 & Three times Trophy winner at
'Six Nations Wine Challenge' Sydney for "Champion Aromatic Wine" Vintage 2014, 2015 & 2017
Pinot Noir Maybern
Single Vineyard Reserve
New Vintage soon to be released
Our Maybern Vineyard is a tribute Warwick's parents May and Bernard who allowed Warwick to establish a vineyard on their land when if was just a teenager. Located behind our cellar door in Koromiko, our home block vineyard became Marlborough's first steep hillside vineyard when planted in 1977. On this north west facing steep slope mechanical intervention is impossible, so all work is done by hand, except for the mowing which is usually done by our sheep!
Made from hand harvested grapes, our Pinot Noir Maybern is a partial wild ferment where the wine is allowed to ferment spontaneously with indigenous yeasts, unique to our Koromiko vineyard and winery. Nurtured with minimal intervention it is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and bottled either with a light filtration or none.
Previous vintage ratings:
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ - 95 /100 - Cameron Douglas MS, Nov 18
5 ✪✪✪✪✪ - 93+/100 - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit, May 18
89 /100 - Robert Parker Wine Advocate USA, Joe Czerwinski, April 2021