GEORGES ROAD WINES
Georges Road Wines possesses a rare quality among today’s wineries of NZ — from grape to glass, Kirk is intimately involved in all aspects of production, completely connected to the final wine in the bottle.
Kirk Bray, owner of Georges Road Wines, is a graduate (with Distinction) from Lincoln Universities Post Graduate Diploma course for Viticulture & Oenology. After soaking up vintage cellar experiences at wineries in Canterbury, Waipara, France, California and Germany, Kirk moved to Germany full time where he spent a further two years winemaking in the Pfalz. Returning to NZ in 2003, and inspired by the family-owned and quality-focused wineries of Europe, Kirk and his wife Alison bought 8 hectares of prime vineyard land in Waipara. The Georges Road vineyard was planted in 2004 with Syrah, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, and a winery was added in 2015.
Syrah Rose 2020
Pinot Gris 2018
Highly aromatic European inspired Gris with layers of apricot, pear and spice typical of the variety together with a very generous palate weight, rich texture and great length. A dry wine with superb balance between the hint of fruit sweetness and fresh acidity.
A mineral driven aromatic wine with an off dry level of sweetness perfectly balanced with vibrant natural acidity. Some added textural complexity due to lees contact and ripe alcohol levels. In line with our natural winemaking philosophy this wine has not been fined or cold stabilised.
Classic cool climate Syrah. Wonderfully weighted elegant wine with sweet fresh cherry and liqourice notes combined with subtle oak, hints of spicy fine grained tannin, a velvet mouthfeel and lengthy finish.
Pinot Noir 2018
Beautifully balanced wine, never cloying and with enough acid to ensure perfect balance and length. Lovely layered rich fruit weight that will continue to develop and reward with cellaring. In line with our winemaking philosophy this wine has not been fined or cold stabilised.