tinpot hut

Blind River, Marlborough

Tinpot Hut's owner and winemaker Fiona Turner began developing her Blind River "Home Block" vineyard in Marlborough's Awatere Valley with husband Hamish in 2005.  Now fully mature, the Home Block's Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Riesling are the foundation of Tinpot Hut wines Today.  Select parcels of Blind River Gruner Veltliner and Hawke's Bay Syrah add further varietal diversity to the range. 

Originally part of a large sheep farming statioin, Fiona acknowledged the origins of her Home Block by naming her range of wines after the historic "Tinpot Hut", a Marlborough landmark frequented by local high country musterers.

Awards & Accolades:

2014 Pinot Gris

4 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reveiws

Silver Medal - Royal Easter Show


2014 Sauvignon Blanc

5 Stars & Top Wine - Wine New Zealand Magazine

4.5 Stars - Winestate Magazine, NZ


2013 'McKee Vineyard' Gruner Veltliner

5 Stars/93 Points - Wine Orbit, NZ


2012 Pinot Noir

Gold - Sydney International Wine Competition, AU

Silver - San Francisco International Wine Competition, USA

Silver - Easter Show Wine Awards, NZ

4 Stars/87 Points - Wine Orbit, NZ


2012 Syrah

Best In Show/Double Gold/97 Points - San Francisco International Wine Competition, USA

Pure Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards

4 Stars/86 Points - Wine Orbit, NZ


2014 Marlborough Pinot Gris

2014 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

2013 'McKee Vineyard' Marlborough Gruner Veltliner

2013 Marlborough Chardonnay

2012 Hawke's Bay Syrah

2012 Marlborough Pinot Noir