Why is Pinot Noir more expensive?

We often get asked why Pinot Noir is a more expensive wine to purchase. 
Viticulturist’s want to maximise the virtues of a truly magnificent grape. 
At Dunnolly Estate, we follow that tradition by shoot thinning our vines just after flowering...

Our first 2018 Pinot Noir review from USA

"OMG! This wine is Wonderful! I just got my wine case delivery, which is always super exciting. I stepped up this month with slightly more expensive wines "well, expensive for my school teacher budget." Dunnolly was my first bottle to try...


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. 

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...

For the love of Pinot Noir

International Pinot Noir Day on 18th August 2019 is the perfect day to celebrate NZ's top red wine variety.

Dunnolly Estate was an early Pioneer in Waipara Valley.  In 1995 – Waipara wasn’t even

Elegantly expressed on the nose...

...showing spiced cherry, plum, dark mushroom, nutmeg and game characters, followed by a nicely rounded palate that is juicy and silky."

An Introduction to the North Canterbury Wine Region

The Canterbury wine region spans nearly 200km of the South Island’s eastern coastline, with the magnificent Alps to the west and the sweeping Pacific Ocean to the east...

New release 2017 Dunnolly Pinot Noir receives 4 Stars

“It is elegantly expressed on the nose showing spiced cherry, plum, dark mushroom, nutmeg and game characters...