The Pioneer
Pinot Gris 2012

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14.50%  pH: 3.73  RS: 22g/L  
TA: 5.9  Brix: 25.9 - 26.5

2012 was a fantastic vintage in Marlborough. The combination of this great year, a unique vineyard site (Barnsley) in the Waihopai Valley and careful attention to details, from the pruning right through to the bottling of this wine has allowed us to produced something very special. Rich and beautifully textured with a little sweetness, balanced by the acidity and fruit weight. This wine is a wonderful expression of Pinot Gris from our little corner of the world.


This wine will develop wonderfully over the next five to six years

Food Match

Spiced crab meat salad, rich cheeses or just by itself.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Bottle Price: $27.00Buy Now
Case Price (6 bottles): $162.00Buy Now

Awards & Reviews

Marlborough Wine Show 2014 - Silver Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - Silver medal

International Wine Challenge (U.K.) 2014 - BRONZE MEDAL

International Wine Challenge (Tranche 1) 2015 - Silver medal

Other Vintages

The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2010
The Pioneer Pinot Gris 2009