Wither Hills Pinot Gris 2009 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

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Rich with delicate aromatics and the subtle palate weight of classic Marlborough Pinot Gris. Dry in style with a lush palate and glorious balance. A wine of remarkable intensity.

The fruit was hand picked, chilled overnight, gently pressed, ambiently sett led, racked and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks, with selected yeast strains to enhance the unique aromatics and flavours.

NZ - Marlborough
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Fresh and floral, with a juicy palate, offering citrus fruit, pear and apple flavours, and an off-dry, finely textured finish.3.5 Stars - Michael Cooper, Michael Ivicevich & Nick Picone, Winestate Magazine (APR/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes


The 2009 Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Gris shows benchmark varietal characteristics. It is dry in style with lovely peach, honeysuckle, lime and pear, aromatics. The palate is extraordinarily balanced with smooth spicy pear flavours, sweet phenolics, a lush palate and glorious balance. A wine of remarkable intensity.

Winemaking Note

The grapes for Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Gris come from our own coastal Rarangi vineyard and the hillside Fairbourne Drive vineyard which looks west over the Brancott Valley. The juice from these two vineyards were kept separate throughout the winemaking process to provide vineyard integrity and also offering the greatest possible number of blending combinations. The fruit was hand picked, chilled overnight, gently pressed, ambiently settled, racked and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeast strains to enhance the unique aromatics & flavours. A small amount was allowed to ferment naturally in old French oak barriques to provide complexity, texture and mouthfeel. After fermentation the wines remained on light yeast lees to enhance palate feel and structure. The wines were then racked, blended, filtered, and bottled to retain and capture the delicate aromatics and subtle palate weight of Marlborough Pinot Gris.

NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Established in 1994, with vineyards strategically sited throughout Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Wither Hills has always been dedicated to the philosophy that exceptional wines are ‘created in the vineyard’.

Named after the southern landmark range of Wither Hills that border our vineyards, our focused, hands on approach to winegrowing allows us to make a range of wines that reflect our passion for the ‘place where we stand’.

Winemaker Ben Glover

Ben Glover grew up among the vineyards of Marlborough and has worked at Wither Hills since its establishment almost ten years ago. In April 2007, he was appointed Chief Winemaker for the winery providing him with the opportunity to lead the award-winning winemaking team at Wither Hills.

He has a wealth of wine growing and winemaking experience across New Zealand and has worked internationally in Sonoma in California, Margaret River in Western Australia, Burgundy in France, and Puglia in Italy.

His particular passion is Pinot Noir, and the international accolades earned for the Wither Hills Pinot Noir are a reflection of Ben’s devotion to his craft.

His selection as the New Zealand representative scholar for the inaugural Len Evans tutorial in 2001 and his extensive experience as an international wine judge are testaments to his dedication to quality wine – both winemaker and as an appreciative wine drinker.

Ben has a Commerce Degree from Canterbury University and a Post Graduate degree in viticulture & oenology from Lincoln University.

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