Gold, 2014 Int. Aromatics

Gold Medal at the International Aromatics Wine Competition, October 2014.

Silver, 2014 Int. Aromatics

2 Silver Medals at the International Aromatics Wine Competition, October 2014.

Silver, 2014 NZIWS

NZIWS SilverKina Cliffs 2013 Sauvignon Blanc has been awarded a Silver medal at the 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show.

Silver, 2013 Bragato Awards

Bragato Pure Silver2012 Pinot Gris has won Pure Silver at the 2013 Bragato Wine Awards.

Gold, 2011 Air New Zealand

ANZ Pure GoldKina Cliffs 2011 Sauvignon Blanc has won Pure Gold at the 2011 Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

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Welcome to Kina Cliffs Vineyard

Kina Cliffs is an 8 acre family owned boutique vineyard that overlooks Tasman Bay and is near the towering cliffs of the Kina Peninsula, 30 minutes drive from Nelson. These sea-washed cliffs expose the ancient Moutere clay gravels that also lie beneath the vineyard and are known locally to produce a full-bodied, robust grape flavour. This soil, the breezy coastal climate, the high sunshine hours, the hand-tended low yield vines and the expertise of dedicated local winemakers are all engaged to produce exceptional wines.

Sustainable Winegrowing...Kina Cliffs is an accredited Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand vineyard and produces Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.

All of our wines can be found in the online shop here, and at our cellar door here.

Our Cellar Door is open Labour Weekend until Easter for the following hours.

  • Before Christmas, Thursday - Saturday, 12pm - 5pm
  • From Christmas, until end of February, Tuesday - Sunday, 12pm - 5pm
  • March - until Easter, Thursday - Saturday, 12pm - 5pm

Other times by appointment.

What's been said about Kina Cliffs Wine?

A heaving total of just 4ha planted in grapes makes Kina Cliffs one of the smallest vineyards in the region, but this cracker sauvignon proves great things can come from the tiniest packages. Using pure, free-run juice only, this wine bursts with lemon, elderflower, passionfruit sorbet aromas and crunchy-fresh citrus and white peach flavours on the finish. I absolutely love this wine [2014 Sauvignon Blanc] because it screams summer... - Yvonne Lorkin, December 2014.
Concentrated wine with an appealing musk-like character that adds complexity to more conventional gooseberry and green capsicum. Great balance with soft, fruity acidity and a lengthy finish. - Bob Campbell MW,
4.5 Stars and 91/100. A rising star in Nelson, grapes for this stylish pinot were grown on their single vineyard in the Kina Peninsula. The bouquet shows complex aromas of red/black cherry, savoury mushroom, game and subtle spicy oak. It's succulent and silky on the palate with a refreshing mouthfeel and a lengthy crisp finish. The wine shows lovely depth of flavour well supported by the bright acidity.Sam Kim,
4.5 Stars and 90/100. This sauvignon is about discreet power and beautiful poise. It's delicately fragrant on the nose displaying white peach, citrus and dill characters with a hint of flinty notes. The palate is finely textured and elegantly fruited with a lengthy, juicy finish.Sam Kim,
5 stars and 95/100 in the Top 100 New Releases. Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine. February 2012.


Licence holder: Kina Cliffs Vineyard Limited
Licence Number: 51/OF/007/2014. Expiration Date: 1 September 2019
A copy of the licence can be found here.

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