Anchorage Family Estate

Handcrafted wines that capture the land & sea in every bottle.

Located in the heart of the Nelson Region, Anchorage Wines is a family owned winery, who hold firmly the belief that the rich fertile soils surrounding the Motueka township, coupled with balmy sea breezes and some of New Zealand's consistently highest sunshine readings are the ideal climate in which to craft their aromatic wines. Grapes from our vineyards in the nearby Moutere add a further dimension to our range of classic aromatic varieties.

The softly rolling Moutere Hills are formed from the weathered gravels of an ancient river system, which originally reached from St Arnaud to the coast. The gravel threaded clay soils are renown for producing wines of richness and texture. The Pinot Noir is deeply flavoured with fine tannins and elegance. The Chardonnay is complex, multifaceted with excellent structure. Winemakers also produce excellent Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and more recently Pinot Gris.

Anchorage Wines produced in New Zealand
Anchorage Wines gold medal winners

We are proud to announce that we have received THREE gold medals at the 2021 New Zealand International Wine Show:

  • Anchorage Family Estate Pinot Gris 2021 – DOUBLE GOLD
  • Anchorage Florals Pinot Gris 2021 - Gold
  • Anchorage Florals Sauvignon Blanc 2021 - Gold
To be awarded an NZIWS DOUBLE GOLD Medal, a wine will be required to receive 'unanimous gold medal scores' from the Chief Judge, the three Assistant Chief Judges, and the three-person Senior Judging team.

To be awarded an NZIWS GOLD Medal, a wine will have been judged at least twice.

We are rapt with our results (this is our first ever double gold medal!) and couldn’t have done it without our incredible team. Thank you to all of our team for their incredible work, to their families for their support at home, and to our amazing community for supporting local!

To check out our gold medal wines, check out our shop, they are currently on special too -

Trade contacts: E: P: +64 3 528 8350

Anchorage Wines produced in New Zealand

Anchorage Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Nelson Bright, even, pale straw-yellow. The nose is fresh and vibrant, well-packed with aromas of tropical guava, passionfruit, lime, penetrating with a dusting of white pepper, along with lime flowers, herbaceous notes of capsicum.

Medium-light bodied, the palate is fresh with bright aromas of lime, passionfruit, backed up by ripe guava; underlying flowers, capsicum and white pepper are integrated. A light phenolic grip reminiscent nuances of oyster shells and sea salt. The bright acidity flows with good energy and buoyancy, carries delicate florals and lifted spices to a fine-textured lingering finish.

Match with oysters and grilled lemon sole over the next 3 years.

18.5/20 pts - Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020
Silver - The NZ International Wine Show 2020
Bronze - New World Wine Awards 2020
Silver - NZ Aromatic Wine Competition 2020