Clearview Estate Reserve Cabernet Franc 2007(12x750mL), Hawkes Bay. RRP$49

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Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $49

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$431.88 per case
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Hand harvested from our 21 year old vines, this has been one of Tim’s most passionate drives in winemaking in 18 years. Made only in the best vintages, our “franc” is regarded as one of the best in the country, and ages well for at least 10 years.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

The very classy and elegant 2007 vintage (*****) was hand-harvested from 21 year-old vines at Te Awanga in Hawkes Bay, blended with Merlot (7%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (2%) and matured for 16 mth in French oak barriques (predominantly new). Deep and youthful in colour, with a floral bouquet and rich backcurrent, plum, herb and nt flavours, it's a complex, ageworthy, distinctly Bordeaux-like style. Drink 2012+ Rating 5 Stars - Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide 2011

Winery Tasting Notes


The great vintage of 2007 has produced an intense floral wine with plum, spice and rich cassis flavours supported by strong mocha oak and fine long tannins.

Cellaring Potential

Now to 2013.

Winemaking Note

91% Cabernet Franc blended with 7% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon matured for 16 months in predominantly new French oak barriques.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

Told in 1988 that it was" too cold to grow wine grapes", Tim Turvey went ahead and bought this property at Te Awanga, HB. He took this as a challenge, and together with business partner Helma van den Berg, they planted the first vines were in winter 1988. They went on to plant 2500 trees, including avocados, olives, melia and bay trees, lavender and citrus. Vineyard plantings were continued at 3 acres per annum. Tim and Helma grafted and planted their grapevines, rammed the posts, ran the wires and trained the young vines, for many years also doing all the pruning. They also designed and built the winery, adding to the cellar door and restaurant as the business grew.

Twenty years down the track the vines, the wines and the restaurant are 'doing very nicely now - thank you very much!'

The Reserve Chardonnay has achieved Super Classic Wine Status, and received Gold and/or 5 Stars in each vintage since 1992.

Opened in 1991, the coastal vineyard restaurant rates highly, consistently nominated in the Hospitality Awards, receiving BEEF & LAMB awards since 1998. The 'red shed' has become a dining destination of rustic integrity for local and international visitors alike.

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