About Trinity Hill

About Trinity Hill

An exemplary New Zealand winery, celebrating more than 20 years of making world-class wines.

It is appropriate that Trinity Hill was conceptualised over a glass of wine. In the late 1980’s Wine maker John Hancock met with Bleeding Heart restaurant owners Robyn and Robert Wilson at their restaurant in London and a seed was planted. In 1993 that seed became Trinity Hill on a stony site in Hawkes Bay which they knew would have the ability to produce outstanding wine for some of the great restaurants and wine stores of the world.

Our Wines and Vineyards

At Trinity Hill we have superb vineyard sites and the winemaking skills to ensure that we can achieve our aims of crafting some of the world’s great wines. Controlled yields ensure the intensity of flavour and elegant styles for which Trinity Hill is renowned.

It is said great wine is made in the vineyard and our aim at Trinity Hill is to produce distinctive wines of elegance and power that reflect the character of each vineyard site.

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Our Tasting Room

We welcome visitors to our Cellar Door located at the winery in the heart of the Gimblett Gravels wine region. Originally a barrel hall, it is an impressive space with five metre-high ceilings and a great view of our white barrel hall, where you might see our winemakers going about their craft.

Our lovely gardens and expansive lawn make the perfect spot for a picnic year round.

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Homage Range

Homage has its origins in the Northern Rhone Valley of France. Founding Winemaker John Hancock worked the 1996 harvest at Jaboulet in the Rhone Valley beginning a friendship with renowned Winemaker Gerard Jaboulet. Gerard strongly influenced John’s approach to making great Syrah. He also sent three clones of Syrah from their Hermitage vineyards to New Zealand as a gift. In 1997 Gerard passed away at the young age of 55; becoming the inspiration for Homage. We planted our first Syrah vines in the Gimblett Gravels in 1995. The Hermitage cuttings were planted in 2001. These vines from Hermitage, along with the original plantings, are now used to make Homage. The first Homage released was from the 2002 vintage. It is only made in exceptional years when the wine made is truly world class.

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..."Trinity HIll is one of the premier Wineries on New Zealand's North Island....'

…”Trinity Hill winemaker Warren Gibson is one of the country’s true stars…”

Byline: Dan Berger, Sept. 2, 2018

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