It’s all go at Dunnolly.  Flowering is happening – please cross all available digits that the small cluster of inflorescences turns into an even, modest, glorious bunch of grapes. 

Our Chardonnay

Over the years, Dad & I has spent a lot of time, money and effort to improve the quality of our Chardonnay.  In 2017 we increased the MLF percentage to...

Barrel Orders

At Dunnolly we use a range of coopers, we have our favourite’s but we also like to test a new barrel from time to time. Barrels are really expensive so choosing the right barrel is critical...

Spring is on the way

Photos taken 20th August 2019, show our Chardonnay vines at the Dunnolly Estate home vineyard pruned and ready for the next growing...

July brings the sheep

July brings the sheep into the vineyard where they will happily stay for another month - they are very useful and inexpensive lawnmowers!

Dunnolly 2018 Pinot Gris

This is an attractive wine with aromas of ripe juicy Gala Apples and Nashi Pear. This is an off-dry style with freshly picked stone fruit and notes 

The coolest little wine festival

We are looking forward to sharing our wines at the North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival this Sunday. Please make sure to stop by and meet our family...

January 2019 - An update for our Angels

We are proud to share our wines with a fabulous bunch of people around the world with nakedwines.com - a customer funded wine business that has helped shape our wines. Here is an update we recently shared with our Angels...


USA and Cool Mornings - October at Dunnolly

It's been a busy couple of weeks for Dad & I. I went to the USA and caught up with the Naked Wines team - it was excellent.

93 Points/ 5 Stars!

"The wine is delectably expressed, showing lifted aromas of mango, rockmelon, poached pear and apple blossom on the nose...

September at Dunnolly

It’s finally September and the days are getting longer - bring on daylight savings!  

The Dunnolly Vineyard is just about to swing back into action. The lambs are out and looking deliciously cute (& tasty)! The daffodils, tulips & Iris’s are flowering and there is a sense of excitement in the air.