At Paritua we appreciate that truly great wine speaks of the land in which it was born.
Our vineyards in the heart of New Zealand's acclaimed wine-growing region, Hawkes Bay, are all stony soils and gentle contours, surrounded by hills and blessed with long, lingering summers and clear, crisp winters... exceptional conditions to create exceptional wines.
The name Paritua is a tribute to the Paritua Stream, which meanders gently through the vineyard. Paritua means the meandering stream above the ancient river. The vineyard is planted over the historical riverbed of the nearby Ngaruroro River which flowed through pre the 1860s earthquake. It is a name that also acknowledges the connection with the land and the people of New Zealand.
Wines bearing our boutique label Paritua are produced only in outstanding vintages, whilst our Stone Paddock selection of wines are made every year using grapes grown on our own estate and carefully selected regional vineyards.
paritua TWENTY ONE TWELVE 2015
A complex aroma of sweet black plum, blackcurrant and cassis, with clove and star anise aromas and a hint of violet. The palate has great structure and intensity of flavour. A silky attack with concentrated black currant and spicy plum flavours some liquorice and mineral elegance with a long flavored fine grained tannin finish. This wine will improve with cellaring. Recommended
paritua pinot noir 2014
Intense cherry and plum with spicey hints of star anise and a savoury complexity of dried herbs. The palate is plush and elegant with complex ripe dark fruit flavours and fine spicy oak characters. The wine is well balanced with a soft lengthy, fine grained tannin structure, ripe fruit flavours and spicy oak lift on the finish. The dry conditions of the Cromwell basin add notes of wild he
paritua syrah 2015
Fresh aromas of cherry, and dark plum, fragrant plum blossom with hints of white pepper and baking spice underlining the complex bouquet. This is a beautifully balanced wine with blackberry and plum and complex spice and white pepper flavours are supported by a velvet textured palate with fine grained tannins, and a hint of smoky oak giving this Syrah great structure and length.
paritua red blend 2014
A complex aroma of black plum and cocoa, black olive, with fine cedary notes and hints of leather, star anise, clove and aromatic spices. The palate is plush and rich, with seamless tannins and concentrated black Doris plum flavours, complex spice notes and a long savoury finish.
paritua chardonnay 2018
Ripe citrus aromas of navel orange and peach, a medley of nougat and vanilla notes to add to the complexity and interest on the nose. A silky attack with sweet fruit flavours of peach and navel orange in the rich textural mid palate and with hints of nougat and vanilla balanced with fine oak and lingering citrus finish.
paritua “grace” sauvignon blanc 2018
Citrus, nectarine and tropical fruits are evident on the nose, with hints of green melon and quince and a fine layer of toasty oak. The palate is refreshing with, nectarine white peach and grapefruit, a hint of passion fruit subtle oak and a linear influence of mineral notes and a crisp acidity give the wine the structure and length.