Newton Forrest

Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay

 Newton Forrest Estate is a partnership between Australian viticulturist Bob Newton and Marlborough winemaker John Forrest and was established in 1988 to make wine from Bordeaux varieties grown in the unique soils of the Gimblett Gravels region.

Grapes were planted at the Cornerstone Vineyard on Gimblett Road in 1990 and the first wine, a blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Malbec, was produced from the 1994 vintage. Subsequent production has been based on this blend although latter vintages, which reflect the increasing age of the vines, have allowed the production of varietal Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines.

 

 


Products: 

2009 Cornerstone (Cabernet / Merlot / Malbec)

2005 Cornerstone (Cabernet / Merlot / Malbec) 

2004 Cornerstone (Cabernet / Merlot / Malbec)   Museum Release

2000 Cornerstone (Cabernet / Merlot / Malbec)   Museum Release

1999 Cornerstone (Cabernet / Merlot / Malbec) Museum Release 

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Merlot

2007 Malbec

2010 Stony Corner (Cabernet / Merlot / Malbec) 

 

 

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 Awards and Accolades: 

2009 Cornerstone

94/100 - Bob Campbell MW

92/100 - Huon Hooke

90/100 - Wine Enthusiast

 

2007 Cornerstone

93/100 – Bob Campbell MW

5 Stars – Winestate 2011 (1st equal out of 146 Bordeaux Blends tasted)

5 Stars – Michael Cooper’s Wine Guide

Elite Gold – Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Gold – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2009

Silver – Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2011

Sivler – Bragato Wine Awards 2011

Silver – International Cool Climate Wine Show 2011

 

2005 Cornerstone

94/100 – Bob Campbell MW

91/100 – Sommelier Magazine 2011

Gold – Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2007

Gold – Bragato Wine Awards 2009

 

2004 Cornerstone

Seal of Approval – International Wine Challenge 2006

94/100 & Best Cabernet Blends – Sante Magazine

4 ½ Stars & Top 5 Cabernet Blends – Cuisine Magazine September 2008

Top 100 Releases – Gourmet Traveller Wine 2006

Silver – New Zealand Royal Easter Show 2008

Silver – Bragato Wine Awards 2006

 

1998 Cornerstone

Gold & Trophy Museum Class – Hawkes Bay A&P Mercedes-Benz Wine Awards

Champion Red Table Wine – Bragato Wine Awards 2001

Silver Medal – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2002

Tom McDonald Memorial Trophy – Bragato Wine Awards 2001

Champion Wine of the Show and Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Bragato Wine Awards 2011

Gold Medal – New Zealand Wine Society Royal Easter Show 2000

Silver Medal – New Zealand Wine Society Royal Easter Show 2002

Wine of the Show – New Zealand Wine Society Royal Easter Show 2001

Winemaker of the Year – New Zealand Wine Society Royal Easter Show 2000

 

2006 Malbec

Gold – Bragato Wine Awards 2008

91/100 – Bob Campbell MW

 

2007 Merlot

4 ½ Stars – Michael Cooper