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Manawatu Ideal Home Show 2012 Stand 542

Manawatu Home Show
20 – 22 July 2012

Steven Bates (vineyard manager, pictured above) and the team from Johner Estate will be offering a delicious range of tastings (generous as always!) at stand number 542.

We have a superb ‘Special Tasting Experience’ which you won’t want to miss and all sorts of other surprises at the event including customised cases and a super Pinot Noir offer. We will look forward to seeing you there!

Of course if you cannot make it along to the Home Show in Palmerston North, we would love to see you at Johner Estate Vineyard where you will be sure of a fun and informative tasting hour…. or two!

Do contact us if there is any further information you would like regarding the Manawatu Home Show or Johner Estate.

Phone: 06 370 8217

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Wellington Food Show 2011


The biggest annual wine event of the calendar is on again!

The Wellington Food show is the weekend of the 27/28/29 May and is once again held at the Westpac Stadium (or caketin as it is less formally known!)

STAND No. 133

We at Johner Estate are very excited at the prospect of showing our many friends our latest vintages.



Please don’t forget that you will be able to sample these from our truly fabulous european wine glasses which we specially import from Germany in order that you have the finest tasting experience.





Here is the list of wines, we will be showing…

2010 Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie
2010 Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Pinot Gris Wairarapa
2010 Rose Wairarapa
2009 MOONLIGHT Pinot Noir
2008 Pinot Noir Gladstone
2007 Pinot Noir Gladstone “Reserve”
2009 Pinot Noir Gladstone “Reserve”
2009 Cabernet Merlot & Malbec Wairarapa
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot Lyndor Wairarapa
2009 Noble Pinot Noir Gladstone Dessert wine
2009 Noble Sauvignon Blanc Gladstone Dessert Wine


So, all that remains to be said, is, we look forward to seeing you at the Wellington Food show, look for the Johner stand in its usual place, its always easy to identify by the crowds around it listening avidly to winemaker and owner Karl Johner as he shares his passion and knowledge of wine with those stopping in and of course we always look forward to meeting you and putting names to faces!


Kind regards

The Johner sales team

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Great Pinot Noir Blind Tasting with our staff.

Unofficial end to Harvest!

Karl put together for 14 of the staff a very exciting and informative evening. We have here at Johner quite an international line up of staff, with Kiwis, Germans, Swiss & French!

Karl gathered together 14 different Pinot Noirs to give us all the opportunity to gain an overview of Pinot Noirs. They were Wairarapa Wines except for two which came from Central Otago. This tasting was conducted as a blind tasting and of recently released 2009 Pinot Noir wines.

Karl kept the bottles covered as we tasted the wines. 14 glasses of Pinot Noir wine certainly looked very impressive as we arrived at our delightful cellar door. At this blind tasting everyone gave points out of 20 and then had to vote for the overall winner.

Interesting enough the most positive comments were awarded to Escarpment, but for Karl the Ata Rangi Pinot was top notch. The tasting panel showed quite a preference to Te Muna Road Pinot Noir.
In this tasting the wines were revealed according to the most liked which meant that the Air NZ Trophy winner & the top grade wines from Matthew Dukes and Tyson Stellzer got revealed reasonably late in the proceedings! Our own Johner wines were quite a favourite for the French due to their more European approach. It was good to see our Pinots averaged in the middle of preference overall.

This research was carried out in a very professional manner and we were very fortunate to have had this opportunity to smell, taste and see the differences between the Pinots. All in all they are not too far apart from each other!