OUR WINES

CHURCH ROAD

WINES OF COMPLEXITY FROM TRADITIONAL WINEMAKING

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Wines that marry the ripe, distinctive characteristics of Hawke's Bay with traditional winemaking techniques​

MCDONALD SERIES

COMPLEX, TEXTURAL AND FULL OF CHARACTER THESE WINES CELEBRATE THE VISION OF OUR FOUNDER; TOM MCDONALD

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Our pioneering winemaker, Tom McDonald (1907 - 1987) dramatically elevated the quality of winemaking in Hawke's Bay. His lifelong dedication to crafting fine wines helped establish the superb reputation that the region and Church Road are known for. Church Road honours Tom's legacy with an unwavering commitment to pushing the quality boundaries of Hawke's Bay winemaking.

GWEN

DELICATE & REFRESHING WINES THAT BRING ELEGANCE TO ANY OCCASION

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A celebration of the love between our pioneering winemaker, Tom McDonald, and his supportive wife Gwen, who helped establish Church Road winery.

GRAND RESERVE

FULL BODIED YET FINELY TEXTURED WINE WITH GREAT LENGTH AND COMPLEXITY

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Church Road Grand Reserve wines are produced only in exceptional vintages. The very best low-cropping vineyard blocks are targeted for selective hand-harvesting to yield wines with the greatest possible flavour, depth and concentration. In the winery these wines are made using small batch, traditional winemaking techniques that emphasise texture, structure and subtle complexity, while still letting the fruit shine through.

ONE

ONE VINEYARD, ONE CRAFTSMAN, ONE WINE

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Sumptuous, complex wines that showcase the elegance of wine crafted by a single winemaker from grapes of a single vineyard. These wines are testament to our winemaking credentials and showcase great depth, flavour and intensity.

TOM

FULL-BODIED WINES OF EXCEPTIONAL CHARACTER, COMPLEXITY AND UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY

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Tom McDonald was a passionate winemaker and one of the earliest pioneers of quality winemaking in New Zealand. Produced only in outstanding vintages, TOM wines are of the most exceptional character and quality. Wearing the TOM label is our tribute to one of New Zealand's great winemaking legends.