Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable winegrowing experience of Ivan Sutherland and James Healy, the former chief viticulturalist and head winemaker at Cloudy Bay. After leaving Cloudy Bay, Ivan and James began making wines from Sutherland's own vineyards, which were planted in the 70's and 80's. Additional fruit is sourced from selected vineyard plantings dating back to the late 1970's. The first vintage with the Dog Point label was 2004, using 2002 fruit. Over 200 hectares of vines are farmed, with sustainable/organic practices.
What The Critics Say
96/100 Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)
"Fragrant, aromatic pinot noir with seductive floral, cherry and subtle spicy flavours. Delicately succulent wine that has clearly been made with a light touch but has impressive power and a lengthy finish. This wine has the X-factor - every sip is even better than the last. 19/11/2018." Drink 2018 - 2023
94/100 Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier (2016 vintage)
"Very engaging bouquet of Pinot Noir with immediate and exacting scents of rose and red cherry, sweet vanilla and new French oak, a soft beguiling complexity and pure fruit expression. On the palate the wine shows all of the fruit and oak flavours suggested with noticeable tannins and acidity - a youthful wine still with tension and textures from all the attributes encountered." Drink 2020 - 2026
4.5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 vintage)
"This classy, finely structured red is estate-grown on the south side of the Wairau Valley, hand-picked and matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (35 per cent new in 2016). The 2016 vintage (4.5*) is a deep ruby, youthful wine, still unfolding. Full-bodied, it has highly concentrated plum, spice, herb and nut flavours, complex and savoury, gentle tannins, and a finely textured, long finish. Best drinking 2021+. Certified organic." Drink 2018 - 2026
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