Trinity Hill Winery, 2396 State Highway 50 (Roys Hill Road), RD 5, Hastings 4175, Hakwes Bay, Neuseeland, Tel: +64 (0)6 879 7778
Trinity Hill Winery - Hawke`s Bay Neuseeland
Das Weingut TRINITY HILL WINERY liegt im Osten der neuseeländischen Nordinsel, im Weinanbaugebiet Hawke`s Bay, gleich ausserhalb von Hastings, gut 5 1/2 Autostunden (440 km) südöstlich von Auckland.
Die Weine von Trinity Hill können im Cellar-Door des Weinguts degustiert und eingekauft werden.
- Sommer (Nov. bis Ostern): täglich von 10.00 - 17.00 Uhr.
- Winter: Mittwoch bis Samstag 11.00 - 16.00 Uhr.
Für Weinkellerei-Besichtigungen und persönliche Treffen mit John Hancock bitte kontaktieren Sie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zur Geschichte des neuseeländischen Weinguts Trinity Hill Winery:
Alles begann 1987 mit einem Treffen von JOHN HANCOCK (siehe Bild Mitte) und ROBERT & ROBYN WILSON (Bild unten links) in ihrem Londoner Restaurant BLEEDING HEART. Zu einer feinen Weinflasche von John`s prämiertem Chardonnay entstand die Idee im neuseeländischen Hawke`s Bay ein Weingut aufzubauen.
Gegründet wurde Trinity Hill schliesslich 1993 mit den ersten Weinreben am Ngaruroro River. 1997 war die Weinkellerei am heutigen Standort - am Highway 50 bei Hastings - fertiggestellt. Es folgte bis 1998 die Cellar-Door für Besucher aus aller Welt und die grosse Barrel-Hall für die Eichenweinfässer. Gleichzeitig wurden die ersten Weine (Jahrgang 1997) auf den Markt gebracht. Ein Chardonnay, ein Syrah und ein Cabernet/Merlot Blend. Sie waren von Anfang an die Lieblinge der neuseeländischen Weinszene.
So ging es nicht lange bis CHARLES BANKS (Bild oben links mit Ehefrau Ali), ein Industrieller, Senior Executive Editor von Fine Wine Magazines und Weinfanatiker mit vielen Weingut-Beteiligungen in aller Welt, von Trinty Hill Wind bekam. Im Dezember 2014 wurde er auch bei Trinity Hill Mitbesitzer, zusammen mit Robyn & Robert Wilson und natürlich Initiator und Winemaker John Hancock.
Vom erst Jahrgang 1997 mit dabei ist auch Kellermeister WARREN GIBSON (Bild oben rechts), der auch schon vorher mit John auf dem Weingut MORTON ESTATE arbeitete und in der Zwischenzeit bereits zum NZ WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR 2005 (Winestate Magazine) und WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR 2006 (Mercedes Benz Hawkes Bay Wine Show) geehrt wurde.
Trinity Hill Winery - Hawke`s Bay New Zealand:
Our story began in 1987 when John Hancock met Robert and Robyn Wilson in their London restaurant Bleeding Heart. Over a bottle of Johns award-winning Chardonnay, the concept of a Hawkes Bay winery in New Zealand was born. They were convinced they could produce world-class red wines as well as white in this region of New Zealand.
John recognised the outstanding potential of Hawkes Bays Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district and in 1993 Trinity Hill became one of the regions early pioneers, planting grape vines on a barren plot on the former bed of the Ngaruroro River.
The traditional Hawkes Bay grape varieties of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were planted. Convinced the terroir was equally suited to Southern European grape varieties, Syrah and Viognier were also planted and were followed by experimental plantings of Tempranillo, Arneis and Montepulciano.
By 1996 they produced the first small vintage on off-site premises. And in 1997 Stage 1 of The Trinity Hill Winery was built on its current site on State Highway 50 and completed in time for the 1997 vintage. The Cellar Door was also established and Pinot Gris vines were planted in front of the winery. Winemaking facilities combining the traditional with the modern are incorporated in the completion of the Barrel Hall in 1998.
A large tract of land around and up the valley behind the winery has been landscaped and the maturing gardens became a popular picnic area, offering a peaceful retreat and excellent rural views.
The first Gimblett Road wines, barrel-aged, were released in 1998 (vintage 1997); Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot and Syrah, to critical acclaim and a number of gold medals and trophies.
In 2000, a further 20 hectare parcel of prime Gimblett Gravels land was purchased, named Gimblett Stones where Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot plus areas of Tempranillo, Syrah and Viognier were planted.
By 2001 The Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association was set up with 34 wineries and winegrowers from a terroir-defined area of the old Ngaruroro Riverbed, including Gimblett Road. Trinity Hill Winery was and remains a founding member.
In 2002, the first vintage super-premium wine Homage Syrah was made. When it was released in 2004 it received critical acclaim world-wide. The 2006 vintage of Homage Syrah won the Supreme Award at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards in 2007.
And the story continues…
Charles Banks has been co-owner of Trinity Hill since December 2014. After many years as an avid wine consumer and collector, Charles Banks made his official entrance into the wine industry in 2000 by purchasing a former cattle ranch in Santa Barbara County and planting vines on the property. The vineyard and its wines became Jonata: a well-respected Central California winery. In 2006, Charles and a partner bought Screaming Eagle, California’s “cult Cabernet,” known for its 100-point scores and years-long waiting list. As Managing Partner, Charles oversaw the replanting of the vineyard and the design and construction of a new winery alongside Andy Erickson. Between the spring of 2009 and the fall of 2010, Charles left his positions as Managing Partner at Screaming Eagle and Jonata to focus on new ventures, including Terroir Selections, which would allow him to become involved in multiple passions within the wine world. He is also Senior Executive Editor of Fine Wine Magazines, which has a global readership of over 2,000,000.
Robyn and Robert Wilson
Robyn and Robert are co-owners of Trinity Hill. Robyn, a London-based Kiwi, is Trinity Hill`s Chairman. Robyn and Robert are proprietors of London`s enormously popular Bleeding Heart Restaurant Group. Kiwis in London can always find a full range of the Trinity Hill wines at The Bleeding Heart in Holborn and its City sibling, The Don in St Swithins Lane.
John is our President and Founder and an owner of Trinity Hill. He is one of the most charismatic personalities in the New Zealand Wine Industry with more than 35 years of experience in New Zealand, Australia and France, He graduated from the noteable Roseworthy College in South Australia in 1973. As founding winemaker for one of New Zealand’s early wine successes, Morton Estate, John produced a number of award-winning wines, including the best Chardonnay in the World at the 1997 Wine Magazine’s International Wine Challenge. His subsequent experience working with top wine houses in the Rhone and Burgundy, has been a touchstone of wine styles to come from Trinity Hill; respect for the old, tempered with belief in the new. His vintages at Tain L`Hermitage in the Rhone with the late Gerard Jaboulet were the genesis of the now iconic Trinity Hill Homage Syrah. Read the Homage Story. John continues to be the "face" of Trinity Hill as he travels around the globe and New Zealand promoting Trinity Hill wines and the wines of Hawkes Bay and New Zealand in general. He is a senior wine judge in wine shows throughout New Zealand.
Warren was educated at Massey University, New Zealand, and at Roseworthy College, South Australia. (He is still a proud enough Kiwi to outwardly follow the NZ cricket team!) He began his winemaking career in New Zealand in 1986 with John at Morton Estate, subsequently travelling the world as a Flying Winemaker, including vintages in Australia, Italy, Hungary, France and California. It was there that a Chardonnay he made was awarded white wine of the year at the 1997 International Wine Challenge. When Trinity Hill was established in 1997, Warren rejoined John to work along side him. The vintages he has produced since then leave no doubt that he has truly earned the accolades of New Zealand Winemaker of the Year, from Winestate Magazine in 2005, and Winemaker of the Year Winemaker Award at the Mercedes Benz Hawkes Bay Wine Show in 2006. Warren also manages Trinty Hill’s viticultural team and vineyards. His oversight has led to ongoing improvements and growth in our vineyards to support his aspirations in the winery. Since 1998, Warren has been a regular judge at all of his country’s major wine shows including being a regular “Cuisine” magazine panellist. He was an international guest judge of the National Wine Show of Australia (Canberra) in 2010.
Michael joined Trinity Hill in June 2012 as the Chief Executive Officer. He joined after spending close to 10 years with Craggy Range Winery where he held a number of roles including National Sales Manager, European Market Director based in London and finally the Global Marketing Manager based at the winery in Hawkes Bay. Originally trained at Lincoln University in Winemaking and Viticulture, Michael travelled for a number of years working vintages in various winemaking regions including the Napa Valley, Stellenbosch, Barossa Valley, Oregon and Calatayud in Spain. Following on from his time in the winery, Michael had a role in the Fine Wine departments of Christies Auction House in London and Los Angeles where he experienced the iconic wines of the world. Michael holds the WSET Diploma and passed his MW exams in 2009 with only the dissertation to complete.
Damian has been the Assistant Winemaker since 2008. Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, he has accumulated significant industry experience over 16+ years, initially in public relations and marketing in Australia and more recently in winemaking in New Zealand. Judging experience includes Sydney Royal Wine Show, the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards, New Zealand International Wine Awards and Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards.
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