A boutique vineyard situated on the Opaki Plain in the renowned Wairarapa Valley wine region. The first grapes on the Opaki plains were planted by Frank Parker in 1990. He planted an acre of Riesling and produced his first vintage in his Loopline Winery in 1993 in what was a converted calf rearing shed.
Ian & Jenny McGovern coming from a hill country farming background planted their first vineyard in 1995. Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling & Merlot made up these first plantings on the 6 acre block. Loopline Winery started buying these grapes in 1999.
In 2002 we brought the Winery and another 7 acres bordering the Parkers and planted more Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc.
Loopline, named after the road it is situated on, is the most northern Wairarapa Winery. The Opaki area now has a number of vineyards and one other winery.
Its stony free draining soils have produced numerous award winning wines.
|Our 2010 Chardonnay oozes an enticingly rich buttery and vanilla bouquet with hints of tropical fruits. The luscious palate is well balanced with stonefruit, bread and toasty characters. The full rich palate is well structured with an intense and persistent finish. While drinking now, it will cellar for two to three years.|
|The bouquet exhibits rich plum aromas overlying toasty vanilla characters from the French oak Barriques. Our 2010 Merlot’s opulent palate is laden with plumy wild berry flavours and boasts an intense and persistent finish. While drinking well now, it will cellar well for two to six years.|
|Loopline Pinot Gris|
|This wine from the 2010 Vintage exhibits a rich stonefruit and nutty bouquet with underlying aromas of pears. The dry palate is well balanced with apple, quince and bready characters. It has a full palate with a long persistent finish. While drinking well now, it will cellar for 3 to 4 years|
|Loopline Pinot Noir|
|Our 2009 Pinot Noir boasts a bouquet of black cherries and raspberries overlaying a toasty vanilla aroma. The full palate is well balanced with chocolate and berry characters and the wine’s softness culminates with an intense and persistent finish. While drinking very well now, it will cellar well for three to six years.|
|Loopline Sauvignon Blanc|
|Our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc exhibits a rich herbaceous bouquet with underlying aromas of gooseberries. The dry palate is well balanced with tropical fruit and grassy characters. The wine has a full long palate with a dry persistent finish. While drinking well now, it will cellar for two to three years.|
Medium 12 gms per litre of residual; sugar. The 2009 vintage boasts an enticing floral bouquet with as subtle underlying aroma of limes. The luscious palate is well balanced with stonefruit and tangy citrus characters. The wine’s crispness is well set off by the fine residual sweetness culminating with an intense and persistent finish. While drinking well now, it will cellar for 4-5 years.