Housed in a striking Dutch Cape building about 20 minutes from Tauranga, Morton Estate Winery dates back to the late 70’s, launched by local kiwifruit farmer Morton Brown. The company jangles with medals, and its ‘near legendary’ Black Label Chardonnay was judged the ‘world’s best’ in the late 90’s —in London no less.
It’s also noted for its sparkling wines, such as Blanc de Blanc, made from 100% chardonnay. Morton Estate’s grapes are grown in Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough. The tasting staff are friendly and unpretentious. Morton's Cellar is open 7 days, from 9.30am to 5pm. Call to book for group tastings.
State Highway 2, Katikati
(07) 552 0795