Proudly family owned, the Borthwick Vineyard is an established vineyard situated in Gladstone, the heart of the Wairarapa. Producing quality wine for over a decade, Paddy, an experienced wine maker, has gained a reputation for producing consistently great wines.
The 27 hectares of vines bordering the Ruamahunga River in Gladstone, Wairarapa are on stony, free draining, alluvial soils, with a micro climate giving warm daily temperatures, cool nights and low rainfall; perfect conditions for producing distinctive, quality wines.
In line with the family’s legacy of international trade, 90 percent of the wine is exported around the world. Paddy believes in sustainability and best practice within a vineyard, developing an asset for generations to come.
Like the four P’s of marketing, we believe in the four P’s of Wine: Place, People, Passion, and Philosophy. Paddy Borthwick
"Aromatic and evolving into a mature oily character with lime and citrus, and a zesty finish. Perfect with firey samosas stuffed with chickpeas, lentils and chillies." Liam Campbell, Irish Independent
Aromas of blossoms, limes, and citrus. Dryish to taste with delicate perfumed and fresh citrus flavours. Bottle age will show the fantastic developing complexities of great Riesling.
Tasting notes: Aromas of gooseberry, guava, grapefruit and melon, while the palate is balanced by fine acidity and fruit sweetness. A wine with great aromatic power.
Vintage Conditions: 2015 was an early start and early finish. Early spring growth, a long growing season and dry harvest conditions have allowed the berries to develop to full ripening potential.
Region: Gladstone, Wairarapa, New Zealand