Bob Nixon began the development of Gisborne Peak way back in 1978, planting his dream vineyard row by row. The tasting room has wide shaded verandahs, plenty of windows and sweeping views. The vineyard is planted to pinot noir, chardonnay, semillon, riesling and lagrein.
Gisborne Peak Winery, located in Gisborne South, is open 7-days a week. Wine should be fun, and the relaxed, casual style of the winery reflects this. The wood-fired pizzas are delicious and are served on Fridays, Saturday, Sundays and all public holidays. A savory platter, the Tasters’s Platter, is available daily. Espresso coffee and dessert is also available daily. The setting is unique, with plenty of seating on the open-air deck over the water or within the heated marquee and verandahs. The vineyard at Gisborne Peak grows low yielding premium grapes for their estate label wines. The vineyard is planted out to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Semillon and Riesling. They also produce a sparkling style of Pinot Noir – delightful! Visitors are invited to a tutored tasting at cellar door (no charge) or to sample selected wines of their choice.
Gisborne Peak Winery is also home to MyVine®, Adopt-a-Vine program. This popular gift giving program is fun, quirky and educational. People can adopt a vine for a 3-year period. They are invited to Hands-On Days throughout the year to participate in the vineyard experience. They learn more about the vine-to-wine process, are entitled to discount off wine purchases and can get personalized wine labels for gift giving.
Once you discover Gisborne Peak Winery, you will return, again and again. It’s a promise!