Welcome to the website of Kingsmill Wines of Bannockburn, Central Otago. We take pride in producing limited numbers of award winning, handcrafted, premium Pinot Noir and Riesling from the Central Otago wine producing region of New Zealand. Our boutique vineyard is nestled on a small remnant terrace perched above the goldfields that forged the history of Central Otago. Our vineyard has a hand management focus on producing quality fruit from a mix of old and new clones. This creates wines of complex and unique character that we are proud to put our name to.
2009 Tippet's Dam Pinot Noir
Blue Gold for this wine at the Sydney International Wine Competition.
See review from Sam Kim of Wine Orbit
"5 Stars - 94/100. It's delicious. The bouquet is sweet and fragrant red/black cherry, spice and vanilla characters. It's ripe and smooth on the palate with a flowing mouthfeel and a fabulous long finish. Fleshy and supple, this is immensly appealing. At its best now to 2015"
2009 Tippet's Race Riesling
This is a great food wine. Dry and with great mouth feel.
See the latest review from Raymond Chan
Kingsmill Tippet's Race Central Otago Riesling
Fruit from a single north-facing Bendigo hillside vineyard, hand-picked and WBP and fermented under 15C to 13% alc. and <2.0g/L rs. Wine made by Malcolm Rees-Francis. Bright very pale straw-green colour, pale on rim. This has a very fine, softly presented nose of lime fruit and secondary toast notes, with some minerals, all with delicacy. Dry, this is tightly bound with intense and cutting flavours of lime juice and toast interwoven forming a concentrated core. The acidity is mouthwatering and a very fine phenolic texture provides the palate with a near-austere line and completes the balance. The wine finishes with lingering sweet honeysuckle flavours. A dry and finely firm, mouthwatering Riesling with some toasty complexity. Match with grilled or fried seafood over the next 4-5 + years. 17.5+/20. March 2012