When Captain Cook came to New Zealand he must have loved what he found on the south east corner of the North Island, because he named the coastline Cape Palliser, after his revered patron. Palliser Estate’s name firmly connects it to this land, honouring the region and NZ’s pioneering spirit. The phenomenal wines reflect this, delivering on the promise of standing on the edge of the world, then going that little bit further.
Palliser Estate boasts just 85 hectares of ultra-premium Martinborough land. The first vineyards were planted in 1984 and the wines today reflect the characters being developed from these older vines. The philosophy is simply to produce wines of quality, distinction and style – and this is evident in the number of awards from home and abroad.
Palliser Estate has not tended to flagship any one varietal, but its Sauvignon Blanc has set a benchmark and the Pinot Noir is nestled comfortably among the country’s heavyweights.www.palliser.co.nz