Last updated 22nd May 2020
Esses Wine Company is run by Mel, Aaron and baby Parker, who keeps a watchful eye as the Heir to the estate.
We are a small boutique grower sparkling house that specialises in Vintage Methode Traditionelle. We are nestled between the Seaward Kaikōura ranges and Kaikōura peninsula and have a unique microclimate that is perfect for making bubbles. We focus on doing everything on the vineyard by hand, under full French methods and in a sustainable manner. Each vintage is reflective of the season and has its own individual story behind it.
- Lady Syme is our 2014 Vintage Brut Cuvée. This is made with only our premium chardonnay and pinot noir grapes, hand selected on the vine at time of harvest. This growers Cuvée is not only exceptional on the palate but holds within it, stories of adventure and boundless friendship, due to
battling closed roads, floods and cyclones to get it harvested. It has been rated 95/100
- Coeur de Cuvée 2015 Vintage Brut Cuvée is ‘the heart of the free run juice’. The chardonnay grapes in this Blanc de Blanc were gently pressed in a traditional wooden basket press, only releasing the premium quality free flowing juice. This is a 2015 vintage that has been aged for nearly 45 months on lees creating depth and complexity of flavours. It has been rated 94/100
If you would like to try our wines, free tastings are available at the Kaikōura Farmers Markets. Perhaps you may like a personalised vineyard wine tasting experience, this can be arranged by appointment only.
We sell online www.esseswine.com and offer contactless deliver nationwide. FREE delivery in Kaikōura. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Our opening hours are 9am - 8pm and the best way to contact us is by email.