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Our Wines

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Milcrest White Wines

Sauvignon Blanc

Pinot Gris

Riesling

Gewurztraminer

Chardonnay


Milcrest Red Wines

Pinot Noir

Syrah

Montepulciano

Dolcetto

Merlot

Port

Accommodation

Milcrest Estate

Milcrest Estate offers two luxury 5 Star self contained suites, situated within Milcrest Estate's homeblock vineyard and providing vistas of the Western and Richmond Ranges.

 

 

Sauvingon Blanc Suite - King Suite

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7m x 7m Suite, open plan lounge and bedroom with separate ensuite, kitchenette, private patio and luxury fittings and furniture.  Gold tonings and views to vineyard and Western Ranges

 

 

Pinot Noir Suite - King Suite

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7m x 7m, open plan lounge and bedroom with separate ensuite, kitchenette, private patio, luxury fittings and furniture.  Maroon and red tonings and views to vineyard and Western and Richmond Ranges.

 

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Cellar Door

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Mon -Sun 

Wint Hrs: 12pm - 4pm

Wed - Sun

 9 Varieties

Gourmet Platters

 

 

Offering wine tastings, wine by the glass or bottle, off-license sales, other local beverages - see Wine and Beverage List.

 

Offering Daily Gourmet Platters, Cheese Boards, Breads and dips - See attached Menu and prices.  Bookings advised during summer months.



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MILCREST ESTATE WINES AND LUXURY ACCOMMODATION


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The frostfree homeblock was planted in 2006 in sauvignon blanc and Milcrest has additional vineyard sites growing a variety of grape varietals in the Golden Hills area and Upper Moutere area of Nelson.

 

Milcrest produces a premium range of 9 varietals including; sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, riesling, gewurztraminer, chardonnay, pinot noir, syrah, montepulciano and dolcetto.  

 

Milcrest is the only producer of dolcetto in Nelson and one of only 2 producers of syrah. Our Syrah has a cult following around New Zealand and the World.  

 

6_Varieties.jpgMilcrest Esate Wines are sold domestically throughout New Zealand and Internationally to Japan, Australia, China, Thailand, Macau and UK. 

 

Our wines are premium quality, hand made, single vineyard varietals that express the fantastic terroir of the Nelson Region.

 

The maritime climate and high sunshine hours allow for warming of the grapes during the day and cooling sea breeses from cloudless skies during the evening and night result in intense fruit flavours and character unique to the region.

FEATURE WINE   -  NEW RELEASE

 

MILCREST ESTATE MONTEPULCIANO 2013

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A subtle strawberry note, soft spices and hints of herbaceousness sit alongside youthful vibrant acidity, good palate complexity, dusty tannins and great length of flavour, "Bright lifted and fragrant" Jane Boyle

This wine bottled in march of 2014 has already been awarded 3.5 Stars by Dish magazine and featured in the June edition as one of the top 12 Other Reds in NZ from 44 blind tasted.    -  Milcrest Montepulciano_-_Dish_Panel_results_June_July.pdf

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NELSON WINE REGION:

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Nelson is situated at the top of New Zealand's South Island and is the sunniest Region, producing the most awarded wines per hectare of grapes grown in the country.

 

Nelson is on the 41st Parellel and is sheltered on three sides by the Richmond and Western Range, leaving only the South Westerly and North Easterly prevailing winds.  The majority of bad weather gets trapped in the ranges and often has no impact on Nelson itself.

 

The Nelson Region is split into two sub-regions, The Waimea Plains and the Moutere Clays.  

The plains being an ancient alluvial river terrace consisting of Stony Clay Loam soils and the Moutere Clays as the name suggests, rich clay soils.

The two sub-regions produce contrasting styles of wine and combined give the wine maker great blending options in creating something unique to the winery and the site in which the fruit is grown.

With 1180 Growing degree days and around 860mm rain annually, Nelson is able to grow most varietals well, with the exception of some of the Bordeaux styles such as Cabernet Suavignon.

 

Nelson cool maritime climate arguably produces the best Chardonnay's and aromatics in New Zealand along with fantastic Pinot Noir and Syrah.  The Nelson Region win 38% of all wine accolades each year making them the most successful Region in New Zealand.

 

SOIL STRUCTURE: MILCREST ESTATE HOMEBLOCK

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Ranzau stony clay loam (Rz), 4,870 acres, is found on alluvial terraces on the eastern part of the Waimea Plain .  The terraces are about 20 ft above the present flood plain of the Waimea River and are very gently tilted towards the sea coast.  As with Waimea soils, the alluvium on which the soil is formed is probably derived from greywacke, argillite, sandstone, limestone, and ultrabasic rocks.  The underlying gravels are deep and extend below 30 ft on most of the area.

A profile at Hope under native pasture is:

10 in.  dark brownish grey stony clay loam, friable, moderately developed medium nutty structure;

12 in.  dull brown stony silt loam, friable, moderately developed fine blocky structure; on stones and silt.


The fertility is low to moderate.  The soil is moderately acid, phosphorus is low, and potassium and calcium are in medium amounts.

Irrigation is essential between Late November and the end of March to ensure adequate water supply fo the grapes.

Our vineyards in the Golden Hills area and Moutere are clay soils with good water holding capacity.  These vineas are all non-irrigated.