Longbush Wines

Longbush Wines is a family-owned and operated winemaking company located in Gisborne, New Zealand. Owner John Thorpe has been winemaking for 29 years and still finds the annual harvest exciting and challenging, "there are always new developments in the business, different weather patterns effecting harvest and new markets to explore".

The brand Longbush Wines originates from a winding stretch of native forest called 'Longbush' which runs alongside the Waimata River in Gisborne. Waimata is owned by John’s elder sister Dame Anne and her husband Jerry Salmond and has been restored into an eco-sanctuary for NZ native birds and plant species. Annie is a professor of Anthropology and in 2014 she was awarded New Zealander of the Year - a great honour.

The selection of wines Longbush produces plays to the region's strengths, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Merlot of which a Merlot-Rose is also made. Longbush also produces their own Methode Champanoise under the Cosmos, Eclipse and Luna brands.
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  1. LONGBUSH WINES 'BIRD SERIES' MERLOT 2019
    Humble but quietly powerful- like the native Kiwi. A very pretty bouquet of raspberry, boysenberry & cinnamon spice. Light, but juicy red & dark fruit flavours with hints of forrest floor & clove offers an easy drinking Merlot with subtle complexity. Proudly supporting ... Learn More
  2. LONGBUSH WINES 'BIRD SERIES' CHARDONNAY 2018
    Full bodied, round and powerful- like the native Kereru. Classic Chardonnay aromas of peaches & cream, with whispers of nutty lees. A creamy, balanced palate with plenty of mouth-watering acidity, ripe fruit & flint minerality. Proudly supporting the Longbush Waikereru Eco-Sanctury. ... Learn More
  3. LONGBUSH WINES 'BIRD SERIES' VIOGNIER 2016
    Loud, proud & harmonious - like the native Tui. A deep, creamy nose showing hints of honey, apple & anise. Luxurious & complex on the palate, with brown pear, fennel spice, lemon & burnt toffee flavours. Proudly supporting the Longbush Waikereru Eco-Sanctury. ... Learn More
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  4. LONGBUSH WINES 'BIRD SERIES' GEWURTZTRAMINER 2018
    Lithe, pretty & singing sweetly - like the native Korimako. Bold aromatics of floral nectar, lychee & mango but with a restrained, Alsacian styled palate. Beautifully balanced with a tropical spice finish. Proudly supporting the Longbush Waikereru Eco-Sanctury. ... Learn More
  5. LONGBUSH WINES 'BIRD SERIES' ROSE 2019
    A beautiful blush of rose- like the native Kaka. A luscious aroma of honeysuckle & red berries, with a long, velveteen mouthfeel. Soft strawberry & cream flavours straddle a fine acid line, with a very polished finish. Proudly supporting the Longbush Waikereru ... Learn More
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  6. LONGBUSH WINES 'BIRD SERIES' PINOT GRIS 2020
    Energetic & zippy- like the native Piwakawaka. A ripe, fresh fruited bouquet with a light floral note. Flavours of crunchy apples and pears, hints of cracked pepper and rose and a little residual sugar to off-set the refreshing acidity. Proudly supporting ... Learn More
  7. MIXED WHITE PACK + BONUS 1ER CRU CHAMPAGNE

    This great selection of white wines will ensure that your wine supply is perfectly sorted for any meal or mood that comes your way. And we are including a FREE bottle of Drappier 1er Cru Champagne to toast to ... Learn More

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