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Established in 1994, Wither Hills is located in the Wairau Valley region of Marlborough, one of the sunniest and driest places in New Zealand. The winery was acquired by brewing giant, Lion Nathan, in 2002. The vineyards are in Marlborough, while the winery is in Auckland. The winemaking team includes Ben Glover, Sally Williams, and Andrew Petrie.
Production includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.
2002 Wither Hills Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir
14.0% alc., $30. Imported by Paterno Wines. · The nose offers notes of raspberry, sour cherry and earth. The fruit is shallow. A soft, decent wine of little interest. Reviewed April 16, 2006