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Brancott Estate continues to build on its leadership by setting a premium benchmark for New Zealand wines on the international marketplace.

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History and know-how

Brancott Estate has been pushing the boundaries of winemaking innovation since it was founded in the south of Auckland under the name Montana in 1961.

HISTORY

Brancott Estate has been pushing the boundaries of winemaking innovation since it was founded in the south of Auckland under the name Montana in 1961.

A pioneering approach to vineyard development resulted in the company planting the first commercial vines in Gisborne and later Marlborough. A defining moment in the brand’s evolution occurred in the mid 1970s when it grew the first Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc at Brancott Estate.

It was a decision that went against popular opinion of the time that suggested the South Island was too cold to grow wine grapes. But it turned out to be an inspired move.

The very first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc was an award winner, spawning great interest in the region and the potential for this new wine style.

Another important milestone in the company’s growth occurred in 2010 when the Montana name was replaced in favour of Brancott Estate, in recognition of the original roots of the company. The focus remains firmly on the highest quality wines and the brand’s unique Marlborough origins.


KNOW-HOW

Brancott Estate's wine-producing know-how blends traditional techniques with advanced technologies. This combination enables it to produce a range of refined and fruity wines from several varietals.

The company takes full advantage of the dry, sunny climate and long cool nights in the Marlborough region – ideal for the slow maturation of grapes – to capture intense flavours with a touch of acidity.

Brancott Estate is particularly committed to protecting the environment. In 1995, the company supported the creation of a movement for sustainable viticulture, known today as Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ).

Main markets

New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia, USA

Range

Brancott Estate

  • brancott estate sauvignon

    Brancott EstateSauvignon

    Brancott Estate produced the world’s first Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Sourced from a range of Marlborough vineyards, it offers an exhilarating blend of fresh gooseberry and capsicum flavours, ripe tropical notes and crisp acidity.

    brancott estate sauvignon
  • Brancott Estate Pinot Noir

    Brancott EstatePinot Noir

    Brancott Estate’s full-bodied Pinot Noir presents rich berry and plum fruit, subtle oak spice, silky tannins and a long, concentrated finish.

    Brancott Estate Pinot Noir
  • Brancott Estate Pinot Gris

    Brancott EstatePinot Gris

    Sourced from a range of Marlborough vineyards, this Pinot Gris reveals delicate spice notes complemented by lush pear and pineapple flavours.

    Brancott Estate Pinot Gris
  • Brancott Estate Letter Series Brancott ‘B’ Sauvignon Blanc

    Brancott EstateLetter Series Brancott ‘B’ Sauvignon Blanc

    This wine has been handcrafted from grapes grown in key Marlborough vineyards and offers intense fruit flavours with a rich textural palate. Powerful and flavoursome, this wine can be cellared for three to five years from vintage.

    Brancott Estate Letter Series Brancott ‘B’ Sauvignon Blanc
  • Brancott Estate Letter Series Terraces ‘T’ Pinot Noir

    Brancott EstateLetter Series Terraces ‘T’ Pinot Noir

    The Brancott Estate ‘T’ Pinot Noir is an impressive, full-bodied wine which presents superb fruit concentration with hints of vanillin spice and a silky mouth-feel. It can be cellared for up to six years.

    Brancott Estate Letter Series Terraces ‘T’ Pinot Noir
  • No.3 for New Zealand wines in the world
  • No.1 in New Zealand for bottled still wine
  • 19% volume in the United-Kingdom in 2012/13
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