Charteris Wines Blog

2018 Pinot Celebration


For Charteris we have had a great 12 months for our current release wines starting with the 2015 Tahi Pinot Noir getting a call up to the keynote tasting at the 2018 Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration. The wine  was

New Zealand Wine Awards


As a Kiwi living in what could be described as a self-imposed foreign exile, it has been both a honour and a privilege to be asked to contribute to the judging team at New Zealand’s national wine show over the

Vineyard Update November 2018


Well that was a change of environment. Leaving Sydney on a balmy summers morning and arriving in Queenstown to snowploughs on the tarmac at Queenstown airport was a shock to the system to say the least. Slightly under equipped for

Not Your Everyday Pinot Noir!


A few years back a winemaking mate of mine, after a couple of glasses and too much talk of Hipster Wine, hypothesised that “this winemaking thing is a young person’s game!” While that comment was meant to be provocative, it

Charteris Newsletter June 18


Hello Charteris Friends!
Sitting in front of the log burner with a glass of Pinot reflecting on the Routeburn tramp and the subsequent pain I still feel in my knees from the 3 day hike, the question to answer is



As each vintage passes this vineyard gives me the opportunity to refine my idea of elegance and finesse. This wine shows an initial bouquet of vibrant red currant and rose petal aromatics, which give way to some brooding spice and