The Pioneer
Gewürztraminer 2013

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebbecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14.5%  pH: 3.7  RS: 19.9g/L  
TA: 4.8 g/L  Brix: 26.5

Our wonderful 2013 The Pioneer Gewürztraminer is sweet, intelligent, sensitive, generous to a fault, yet humble, modest and not movie star diva at all. A wine that needs no sensationalisation, embellishment or flat out lies...A wine to simply enjoy.


We expect this wine to age very gracefully over the next five to six years

Food Match

Rich, ripe soft cheeses, Asian influenced dishes with big flavours.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Sold out at the cellar door

Awards & Reviews

Air New Zealand Inflight Magazine - Kia Ora

Flagship wine from one of Marlborough's leading Gewürztraminer producers. Rich, creamy and concentrated offering a lot more complexity, weight and flavour than most. Sophisticated wine with a wide array of flavours including lychee, Turkish delight, liquorice and mixed spice/clove. Medium/dry.

Bob Campbell, MW Reviews - Gold Ribbon/Medal


Judges comments - This is a sweeter style of Gewürztraminer that's especially golden and pretty in the glass."I love the caramelized, honeyed notes; grilled peach, lychee and ginger on the nose," said Yvonne. "And it's super succulent on the palate". Andrew described it as " a decadent style, which has great freshness and balance".

Other Vintages

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