The Brajkovich family and Kumeu River Wines is a story that parallels the New Zealand wine industry. From the pioneering days to the establishment of the New Zealand wine industry to today, the Brajkovich family have been internationally recognised as producing world class wine. The Brajkovichs are focused on and internationally recognised as producing world class Chardonnay. Mates vineyard has become an icon and must-have for any Chardonnay/fine wine collector! Kumeu River Wines encompasses 30 hectares of vineyards, which are predominantly clay soils overlying a sandstone base. These soil types retain sufficient water at depth, even during the summer months, to ensure the deep vine roots continue to hydrate the vine without excessive vigour. Therefore, the vineyard doesn’t require irrigation, a factor that is critical to the quality of Kumeu River’s grapes.
Pinot Noir from the Hunting Hill vineyard on the Kumeu Estate. There is a beautiful purity of ripe cherry fruit on the nose with a hint of gaminess. The palate is texturally supple but carrying enough tannin to let this wine take on some nice bottle age. This wine will surprise many that have not tasted it before. Enjoy with roast pork or poultry.