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Jackson Estate opens new winery
Published:  06 June, 2017

New Zealand wine producer Jackson Estate has officially opened its new Pinot Noir winery in Marlborough.

The new structure contains 52 tanks and will focus on the brand’s Pinot Noirs range and aim to give the estate greater control of its premium small-batch wines.

Jackson Estate’s head winemaker, Matt Patterson-Green, said: “Our new Pinot Noir winery is a stunning piece of architecture, and, by combining the old and the new, it is a great testament to Jackson Estate’s core philosophy.

“It will give us hands-on control of the top 10% of our wines and will be almost entirely devoted to Pinot Noir, which has been our biggest focus for the past ten years.

“Marlborough is best known worldwide for producing top quality Sauvignon Blanc, which will always remain its bread and butter, but we see a strong future for Pinot Noir in the region.”

Jackson Estate was founded more than 25 years ago, after the first vines were planted on the estate in Marlborough, New Zealand by the Stichbury family, who had been farming the land on Jackson’s Road for over 160 years. 

The new wineries’ cellar door has been modelled on an original 1850s homestead and designed by Brian Massey, the art director of The Hobbit movie trilogy.