Current Vintages

Pinot Noir

TOSQ Pinot Noir 2016

Sam Kim Wine Orbit 95/100 5 Star

Feb 2021 "Sweetly fruited and gorgeously expressed, the bouquet shows dark cherry, floral, thyme and toasted almond characters, leading to a beautifully rounded palate displaying ripe fruit intensity backed by fine tannins. It's silky and flowing to a lengthy delectable finish." At its best: now to 2028.

Bob Campbell MW The Real Review  -  Silver  91/100pts 4.5 stars

Mar 2020  "Tasted nine months ago - My tasting note included the tag:  'A little hard to read now but with good potential for bottle development'.  The wine has more concentration and fruit expression than I remember.  I like the structure and spicy characters that help give the wine its own distinctive personality, as does subtle tutti-fruity flavours from the carbonic maceration component."  Drink 2020 -2023



TOSQ Pinot Noir 2013

Sam Kim Wine Orbit 96/100 5 Star

Feb 2021 "A superb expression; the engaging bouquet shows spiced cherry, smoked game, mushroom and dried herb notes. It's equally satisfying on the palate with excellent weight and intensity, combined with silky texture and grainy tannins, making it firm and structured with a lengthy spicy finish." At its best: now to 2025.

 Bob Campbell MW The Real Review  -  Silver  93/100pts4.5 stars

Mar 2020  "Last tasted two and a half years ago, this concentrated wine remains impressive with cassis, liquorice, plum & spicy oak flavours supported by prominent, drying tannins."   Drink 2020 - 2023

Bob Campbell MW  4.5 stars

"Firm, bright and youthful pinot noir with dark cherry, a hint of cassis, spice and nutty oak flavours.  Vibrant, high energy wine that's nicely structured with a backbone of fine, peppery tannins.  Impressive purity and length."  93pts


TOSQ Pinot Noir 2012

Sam Kim Wine Orbit 95/100 5 Star

Feb 2021 "It's brooding and graceful at the same time, showing dark fruit, charcuterie, dried herb and toasted spice aromas with a hint of leather complexity. The palate delivers terrific fruit power together with a savoury undertone, brilliantly structured by chalky tannins, finishing impressively long and sturdy." At its best: now to 2024.

Bob Campbell MW The Real Review  -  Silver  93/100pts4.5 stars

Mar 2020  "Last tasted three and a half years ago - Still reasonably fresh & showing nice integration, although with slightly restrained cherry, floral and plum flavours.  Tasted in a vertical of four vintages, this wine (and the others) showed a clear vineyard imprint."   Drink 2020 - 2022

Bob Campbell MW  4.5 stars

94 pts "Deliciously scented pinot noir with red berry, cherry, floral, violet and a suggestion of crushed herb flavours. The wine has a softness, restraint and appealing purity."  "Good Buy" - Recommended by Bob Campbell MW "The Real Review"   Drink 2016 to 2020

Raymond Chan

This is a concentrated, lively Pinot Noir with flavours of dark-red berry and black cherry fruit, along with complex herb notes, and a fine-textured structure and line.  18+/20.


TOSQ Pinot Noir 2010

Sam Kim Wine Orbit 96/100 5 Star

Feb 2021 "Showing splendid maturity and complexity with sweet berry, game, bay leaf, truffle and roasted nut aromas on the nose. The concentrated palate offers outstanding depth and power, while remaining refined and harmonious. Classically structured by loads of fine- grained tannins, making it an awesome food partner." At its best: now to 2024

90 Score Allen Meadows Burghound
“There is a subtle application of wood on the spicy and floral-inflected dark berry fruit aromas. There is impressive richness and good verve to the attractively well-detailed and textured medium-bodied flavors that terminate in a velvety, clean and ever-so-mildly austere finish that delivers both good length and depth. I like the balance and this should repay mid-term cellaring”

90 Score Wines & Spirits Magazine USA February 2015
“Their 2010 is spicy and vivid, bursting with tannic power and ripe blueberry-scented fruit. It’s an exuberant wine with rustic charm, ready to decant for grilled meats”

Bob Campbell MW 

92 pts  "Bright, vibrant Pinot Noir with red cherry, violet, thyme, mineral and spice/anise characters. Finely textured wine with a supple texture of fine, slightly sappy tannins. It reminds me of a youthful village burgundy. Should age well"  

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit4.5 stars

“A richly flavoured pinot, the bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, game and subtle spicy oak notes. The palate is beautifully ripe and focused with silky texture and gently drying tannins. The wine is generously expressed and firmly structured, and promises to show greater complexity with further time in the bottle. At its best: now to 2015.”


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Pinot Noir

TOSQ Pinot Noir 2014

Sam Kim Wine Orbit 95/100 5 Star

Feb 2021 "Wonderfully complex and fragrant, the wine shows dark cherry, game, warm spice and dark mushroom aromas on the nose, followed by a supple palate that's juicy and smooth. It's elegant yet flavoursome and persistent with gorgeous savoury nuances. At its best: now to 2025."

Bob Campbell MW The Real Review -  Silver  94/100pts. 4.5 stars

 March 2020  "Last tasted a little over 2 years ago, this wine remains fresh & appealing with plum, spice and dark cherry flavours.  It's a concentrated pinot noir with a satisfyingly lengthy finish."   Drink 2020 - 2024

Bob Campbell MW.  4.5 stars

"Bright, intense and expressive wine with dark cherry, plum and subtle spiced (thyme?) flavours.  A high energy wine with an ethereal texture.  Good now but likely to get even better with bottle age".       

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews5 Star

"Medium-full bodied, ..this is a sweetly rich Pinot Noir with elegantly concentrated dark-red berry and savoury herb interest on a lively palate with good linearity."  18.5/20  See full review

TOSQ Pinot Noir 2011

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit4.5 stars

July 2013 “This is a beautifully perfumed pinot showing complex aromas of red/black cherry, game, cedar and mushroom. The palate is ripe and nicely weighted with silky texture and bright fruit flavours, beautifully complemented by subtle savoury complexity. The finish is long and delicately firm. At its best: now to 2016.”

Pinot Gris

TOSQ Pinot Gris 2016

Bob Campbell

"Delicately-scented and subtly succulent pinot gris with pure pear, lime and spice flavours.  There is an initial hint of sweetness that's quickly overcome by gentle acidity and tannins to give a pleasantly drying finish." 92pts

 TOSQ Pinot Gris 2014

Raymond Chan

“This is a firm and taut, dry Pinot Gris with white stone fruit, nutty and floral flavours, and a fine, fresh mouthfeel."  17.5/20

TOSQ Pinot Gris 2013

Raymond Chan

"This is soft, savour-fruited Pinot Gris with a good mouth feel and a dry finish"  17.5/20

TOSQ Pinot Gris 2012

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit5 Star

July 2012 “What a delightful pinot gris. It’s pristine and fragrant on the nose displaying white peach, pear and floral characters with a hint of spice. The palate is succulent and beautifully weighted with whispering sweetness and bright acidity. The wine is long and harmonious, and very tasty. At its best: now to 2016.”

Bob Campbell MW 

92 Pts  "Quite a rich, flavoursome Pinot Gris with an impressive mouth feel and a creamy texture. It shows typical pear, quince, ripe apple and exotic spice flavours. A hint of sweetness is nicely balanced by gentle acidity to give a nearly dry finish. Attractive wine offering value at this price"

TOSQ Pinot Gris 2011

Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide to NZ Wine4 Stars

“The 2011 vintage is a single-vineyard wine. Faintly pink, it is mouthfilling, with strong, ripe, tonefruit flavours of peaches and nectarines, hints of apricots and spices, a sliver of sweetness and considerable complexity. Fleshy, with good concentration, it’s drinking well now.”



TOSQ Flora Entwined 2015

Pure Silver Bragato 2016 Wine Awards


TOSQ Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

Raymond Chan

"This is an up-front, bright and juicy Rosé with cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit flavours, fragrant confectionary notes and a fine-textured, mouthwatering palate."  17.5/20

Silver Medal NZ Aromatic Wine Competition 2016

Silver Medal Organic Wine Awards 2017


TOSQ Pinot Noir Rosé 2014

Bob Campbell MW 

92 Pts  "Moderately deep pink. Medium/dry Rose with soft cherry/raspberry flavours. The wine has a lovely soft yet almost chewy, viscous texture. Mellow and attractive Rose"

Raymond Chan4 Stars
"Pale pink colour with some depth and light purple hues on edge. The nose is fresh and bright with clean and aromatic aromas of raspberries and cream, red cherries, hints of fruit pastilles and red florals. Dry to off-dry in taste and medium-bodied, bright, crunchy and lifted raspberry and cream fruit flavours show with a delicate juiciness. Some confectionary nuances add to the sweetness. The fruit is balanced and guided by a fine-textured phenolic line that provides a crisp, thirst-quenching dryness to the mouthfeel, carrying the wine to an elegant, fresh, floral finish. This is an elegant, bright, rosé with raspberry and cream flavours and a fine-textured, dry palate."



TOSQ Flora 2012

Bob Campbell MW   

92 Pts  "Flora is a cross between the aromatic varieties Semillon and Gewurztraminer. A delicately floral wine with just a hint of sweetness but a moderately dry finish. Pretty wine with appealing purity"  

Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide to NZ Wine4 Stars

“The 2012 vintage (4*) is an auspicious debut. Estate-grown at Pisa, in the Cromwell Basin, it was mostly tank-fermented, but a small portion of the blend was lees-aged in old oak barrels. The bouquet is gently spicy; the palate full-bodied and vibrantly fruity, with ripe, peachy, citrusy, spicy flavours that linger well. Dryish, with balanced acidity, it’s a very good ‘food’ wine, for drinking now or cellaring.”