Trophy for Best Single Vineyard Red Wine – New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018
Trophy for Best Wellington Region Wine – New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018
Gold Medal – New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018
Gold Medal & 95/100 – Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Dark cherry with a crimson hue. Dark aromatics with notes of ripe cherry, sage, dried bark and thyme emerging. Wonderful integration of ripe red fruits and velvety tannins across the palate. It has great density yet carries a very elegant feel as it flows towards the savoury dry finish."
5 Stars & 96/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, September 2019 (2016 Vintage)
"Delicious pinot noir with a tantalising mix of floral, violet, dark-fleshed plum, spice, anise and nutty oak flavours. A rich creamy-textured wine with an impeccable balance between fruit sweetness, fine tannins and fruity acidity."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"The impressive 2016 vintage was estate-grown, hand-picked and matured for nine months in French oak barriques (23 per cent new). Forward in its appeal, it is deep ruby, mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with concentrated, plummy, spicy, nutty flavours, fine-grained tannins, and excellent complexity and harmony. Drink now or cellar."
5 Stars & Top 10 Cuisine Pinot Noir Tasting, April 2019 (2016 Vintage)
"Succulent and savoury, this wine is wonderfully balanced with a dark-fruit spectrum, silky tannins and beautiful length. The expertly framed tight yet complex structure is designed to be cellared and will reward your patience."
95/100 DWWA 2019 (2016 Vintage)
"Lovely ripe red cherry, dark plum and raspberry perfume with a note of cinnamon and smoke. There’s good texture here and some layers of complexity running from savoury to violet. Fresh and elegant."
18.5/20 Joelle Thomson, Drinks Biz Magazine, June 2019 (2016 Vintage)
"This is one of three Martinborough Pinot Noirs that Craggy Range produces, using grapes grown at the winery’s Te Muna Road Vineyard, nine kilometres east of Martinborough township on the same stony soils that define the region’s best wines. The weather at Te Muna is cool and windy but the long dry autumns provide ideal conditions for great Pinot Noir flavours to ripen, giving this wine its powerfully fruity drive and nicely balanced freshness."