Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard

Craggy Range Winery

Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: New Zealand / Hawkes Bay

The fruit for Te Kahu is grown in the Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, which has one of the warmest, driest, most sundrenched climates in New Zealand. Stony gravel in the soil forces the vines to fight for water, giving the grapes a particular vibrancy. Fruit is hand harvested and destemmed before undergoing fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is matured in oak barriques before bottling.

90 Points

Wine Spectator

2014 vintage
91 Points


2013 vintage
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tasting note

Blackberry, cinnamon, and minerals mesh for an intense and complex aroma and flavor profile. Layers of fine tannin lend tension to the opulent fruit flavors and provide the framework for the long and intense finish.

food pairing

Terrific paired with red meat dishes.

points of distinction

  • This opulent Bordeaux blend has profound blackberry and briar aromas with cedar and tobacco notes, lush dark berry flavors, noble tannins and an extended finish.
  • Gimblett Gravels has a unique location, climate conditions and stony soils that combine to make it the warmest vineyard area in the country.
  • Red wines from the Gimblett Gravels vineyard have a rich, ripe and elegant style, and fine tannins.
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“Craggy Range Winery provides the singular experience of tasting New Zealand terroir with every sip. By selecting and sourcing the finest vineyards in New Zealand and planting them with only those vines perfectly suited to the specific parcels of earth, Craggy Range crafts wines that truly speak of where they come from.”

– Steve Smith, Director of Wine and Viticulture

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