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. Kumeu River Wines encompasses 30 hectares of vineyards, which are predominantly clay soils overlying a sandstone base. Despite being situated well north of New Zealand’s other viticultural regions, Kumeu’s climate is kept cool thanks to its close proximity to the Tasman Sea, just 20km to the west and the Pacific Ocean 30km to the east.
The Village wines represent a level of well-crafted wines from the care and attention shown to the Estate and Single Vineyard wines. These wines are made from sustainably grown grapes that are hand-harvested, fermented using only wild yeast with extended maturation on yeast lees and bottled in our cellars in Kumeu. Suitable for all occasions and ready to drink now.
The Village Pinot Noir is made entirely from Hawke’s Bay fruit—no Kumeu Pinot Noir was even picked because of the rain that pelted down in that region. It’s light ruby in colour, with pretty floral notes alongside hints of raspberry and strawberry. Light to medium in body, it’s a silky-textured, red-fruited charmer with decent length.