Founded in 1993 with a small 2ha vineyard in Gibbston Valley, we now have a total of 15 ha with a further two vineyards in the Alexandra Basin. Our focus is primarily on Pinot Noir, but we also produce a small quantity of Riesling. Our Two Paddocks single vineyard wines, First Paddock and Last Chance Pinot Noirs are all estate grown, whilst Picnic, our diminutive second label, is a regional Central Otago blend. We are dedicated to sustainable production, with our vineyards managed under SWNZ certification. Winemaker: Dean Shaw, The Central Otago Wine Company.
What The Critics Say
94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
"Gorgeously fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, fragrant spice and vanillin oak characters, leading to a beautifully rounded palate that’s succulent and fleshy. It’s wonderfully harmonious and textured with a lengthy silky finish. At its best: now to 2026. $55.00. www.twopaddocks.com. Dec 2019." Drink 2019 - 2026
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 vintage)
"The latest vintages are the best yet. Grown at the company's sites at Bannockburn (68 per cent), Alexandra (26 per cent) and Gibbston (6 per cent), and matured in French oak casks (20 per cent), the 2016 vintage (5*) is deep ruby, fresh, youthful and savoury, with vibrant, plummy, spicy, nutty, slightly earthy flavours, showing excellent complexity, and a well-structured, long finish. Likely to be long-lived, it's well worth cellaring to 2020+."
95/100 Huon Hooke (2015 vintage)
"Meaty, charcuterie aromas; soft, fleshy and complex in the mouth, savoury and delicious. There is lively acidity, and the palate is quite concentrated and full of tannins. It's polished and gorgeously textured, almost sexy, with persistence and ready drinkability. (From their Bannockburn, Earnscleugh Alexandra and Gibbston vineyards) 11 SEP 2017."
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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.