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.
Newton Forrest 'Stony Corner' Merlot/Cabernet/Malbec 2011
- 5 Stars - Raymond Chan
Newton Forrest 'Cornerstone' Cabernet/Malbec/Merlot 2010
- Gold - Hawke's Bay A&P Mercedes Benz Wine Awards 2013
- 5 Stars - Michael Cooper
- 5 Stars - Bob Campbell
- 5 Stars - Yvonne Lorkin
Newton Forrest 'Cornerstone' Cabernet/Malbec/Merlot 2009
- 95 Points - Bob Campbell
- 4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper