Our Wines

Passage Rock Wines offer you a journey through a wine degustation treat, well made wines expressing the fantastic fruit offered by our local climates and the finest touch of the wine maker. Our award winning wines are fruit driven, backed by quality winemaking and the use of fine grained oak barrels. Our winery successes speak for themselves.

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Our Syrah is recognized as one of the New Zealands finest, and has an incredible 18 gold medals since 2004 it has been ranked in New Zealands top 5 Syrahs for nearly a decade now and is a new zealand Classic.

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Our Viognier is made to retain the beautiful aromatics of the variety and with structure to make it last 4 to 5 years It took out the Australasion Aromatic trophy in Winestate MAgazine and the Best Aromatic in the royal new Zealand Easter show 2013.

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Our Chardonnays are very popular with the local market and are made with retention of fruit and with good use of Malolactic fermentation and oak.

We make 2 excellent blends with Cabernet and Merlot,Sisters is our entry level blend but it is certainly one of our most popular wines consitently good and pleasing.

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Our Reserve Cabernet Merlot ranks amongst the best from The Island we only release this wine when the season allows which is about 4 times per decade.

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Our Pinot Gris goes from Strength to Strength regularly picking up awards, and is quickly becoming one of our most popular wines.

Awards

PASSAGE ROCK RESERVE SYRAH 2006, 96 points 5 stars

“This wine is absolutely stunning it is so well balanced and harmonious and it just got better in the glass over time”

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07, 5 stars

“Two of our panelists gave this wine an incredible 19 points, big black and beautiful exclaimed one of the panelists.”

PASSAGE ROCK RESERVE CABERNET MERLOT 2005, 5 Stars 93 Points

“A well structured wine needing food to bring out its best already delicious but will develop magnificently”

WINESTATE MAGAZINE Upper-North Island wine tasting, 5 Stars 94 Points

“This is a lush plus wine. Decadently ripe fruit charachters with a generous amount of sweet oak. An incredibly attractive and immensley drinkable wine.”

PASSAGE ROCK  RESERVE MERLOT 2006, 89 points Bob Campbell, AUSTRAILIAN GOURMET WINE TRAVELLER WINE
90 points 4 1/2 stars

“A young hero showing plenty of enthusiasm and character, the luscious palate displays full impact of ripe fruits, fleshy texture and firm tannins”

PASSAGE ROCK 2005 SISTERS, 85 points Bob Campbell, AUSTRAILIAN GOURMET WINE TRAVELLER WINE 88 points 4 stars

“This Bordeaux shows beautifully developed complex characters of dried fruits , leathergame and fragrant spicy oak”

Restaurants Outlets

Aroy Dee Thai Restaurant

10 The Promenade, Takapuna Beach, Auckland, ph 64+ 9 4240898

GPk’S

262 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, ph +64 9 3601113

Tusk Thai Restaurant

590 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland, ph +64 9 6389516

Retail Outlets

Bacchus Cellars

427Remuera Road, Auckland, ph +64 9 5203783

Glengarry Ponsonby

139 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, ph +64 9 3788555

Glengarry Takapuna

Cnr Hurstmere Rd and Killarney, Takapuna, Auckland ph +64 9 4861770