The Damsteep Vineyard is in the northeast of the Waipara Valley, and the vines are hand-harvested from their limestone and sandstone soils.
- Grape: Pinot Noir
- Aromas: spicy deep and silky
- Flavours: deep raspberry compote, sandalwood, and Sichuan pepper
- Region: North Canterbury, New Zealand
- Organic and biodynamic vineyard
Gourmet Traveller WINE - NZ Winemaker of the Year 2022
"Black Estate is a producer of wines that are a perfect reflection of place. In a relatively short time, Brown has further influenced this style with his ‘less is more’ philosophy: less intervention, less oak, less alcohol while delivering more precision and more personality."
NZ Organic Wine Awards ‘Winery of the Year 2017’: Black Estate
“Black Estate’s wines have caused more discussion amongst our judges than any other wines, leading to rather late nights on more than one occasion. Their wines are all sophisticatedly exclusive, from their four varietal Rose blend to their three unique Pinot Noir’s. Each wine they produce adds complexity and depth beyond what you expect, when you think you have a complete understanding of the wine another layer unfolds and adds to the intrigue. Black Estate achieved more Gold and Silver medals than any other vineyard partaking in the 2017 awards.”