Country: New Zealand > Wairarapa

Paddy Borthwick

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Like the four P’s of marketing, we believe in the four P’s of Wine: Place, People,  Passion, and Philosophy. Paddy Borthwick

For five generations and over one hundred years the Borthwick family have built a farming, wine and food legacy and now the current generation are continuing to grow that story

Family owned Borthwick Vineyard perfectly captures the special region of Gladstone, New Zealand. Ancient stony, alluvial soils and cool climate allows the grapes to grow in harmony in their environment. Sustainable practices and minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery gives our wines their distinctive single vineyard characteristics and flavour.

Established in 1996 adhering to the traditional values of winemaking, the 27 hectares of vines meld easily into a landscape that is exceedingly sought after, 25 kilometres north-east of Martinborough.

The modern winery was completed in 2003 and built into the hill side allowing natural temperature control of the winery throughout the year. Built with a focus on production of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc the winery encourages minimal handling of the wines during the year to allow the grapes to express their characteristics of the place they are grown in.

The peaceful surroundings of the riverside vineyard are conducive to excellent grape growing conditions. The stony, free draining alluvial soils and special micro climate allow the grapes to grow in harmony in their environment, revelling in the serenity and uniqueness of their surroundings.

Warm daily temperatures, cool nights and low rainfall enhance the exceptional quality of fruit produced every vintage harvest. The handcrafted and distinctive wines which include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Noir are produced and bottled exclusively from estate grown fruit and reflect the true characteristics from the region.

  • Appellation: Gladstone
  • Owner: Paddy Borthwick
  • Winemaker: Briony Carnachan
  • Varieties Grown: Pinot Noir
  • Hectares/Age of Vines: 30 ha. 10 to 20 years old
  • Altitude/Soil: 300 ft asl. Taurenikau silt loams
  • Farming Methods: Sustainable, best practice.


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