Tinpot Hut Pinot Gris 2008 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

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A medium bodied wine, the palate is full and refreshing with flavours reminiscent of ripe pear, stonefruit, and a touch of spice.

NZ - Marlborough
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

A new name from New Zealand that’s starting to do some excellent things. A hint of varietal pink. Pear, musk and slightly sweet with a hint of residual sugar which adds to the palate texture. Has a fullish palate with some nice acid to sustain the finish. Above all clean and crisp. Rating 87 - Ray Jordan, The West Australian `Fresh` (14/MAY/2009)

Made from grower fruit, sourced from the Southern Valleys. Lightly aromatic, with fresh pear, apple crumble and slight floral notes. Good ripe fruit flavours, just off dry but with a nice thread of chalky acidity. Plenty of flavour and length without being too serious.Jane Skilton MW - Independent Wine Monthly (13/OCT/2008)

Winery Tasting Notes


Lifted notes of pear and apricot with underlying notes of bread crust and spring flowers.


A medium bodied wine, the palate is full and refreshing with flavours reminiscent of ripe pear, stonefruit, and a touch of spice.

Cellaring Potential

Perfect for drinking on release, this Pinot Gris will be at its best over the next 3 years.

Winemaking Note

The fruit for this wine was sourced from two vineyards in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. Each parcel of fruit was carefully monitored during ripening so it could be harvested at optimum maturity in cool conditions. After harvest, the fruit was transported to the winery with haste for immediate pressing with minimal skin contact to avoid juice deterioration. After settling, each batch was cool fermented in stainless steel using a variety of cultured yeasts to add complexity to the blend and to retain the fresh fruit characteristics from each of the vineyards.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2009

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

Winery Profile


Launched in 2006, Tinpot Hut is the exciting solo venture of Fiona Turner, who has collaborated for a number of years with winemaker Matt Thomson, on some of Marlborough’s most well-known wines.

Fiona has drawn on her considerable experience as a winemaking consultant in Marlborough and Hawkes Bay to identify vineyards which produce exceptional fruit. In 2004 Fiona and Hamish Turner established their own vineyard at Blind River in the Awatere Valley of Marlborough … and so began Tinpot Hut, a label that blends parcels of fruit from a range of sites carefully selected by Fiona.

Fiona’s winemaking philosophy is to be a custodian of the fruit, to protect the potential the fruit shows in the vineyard, and translate that to the wine. Her priority is to spend as much time in the vineyards to ensure the best possible condition, flavor profile and intensity is achieved.

The Tinpot Hut range comprises a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, a Marlborough Pinot Gris, a Marlborough Pinot Noir and a Hawkes Bay Syrah, and most recently, a Marlborough Grüner Veltliner. The wines are exported to the England, Scotland, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Canada.


The Tinpot Hut that gave its name to the wines is an old mustering hut in the remote hills between the Wairau and Awatere Valleys of Marlborough. These huts were used as a base for musterers as they rounded up the sheep that had been in the hills from spring to autumn.

The name links Marlborough’s past as a sheep farming centre with its current state as one of the world’s most dynamic wine regions.


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