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New Zealand's Most Experienced Family-Owned Winery. 

From humble beginnings in 1916 – the Babich family-owned business has worked tirelessly and passionately over the years, learning all there is to know about making the best quality wine New Zealand has to offer – and taking it to the world. This wine has come from the very best and carefully selected wine-growing land in New Zealand. Their long-standing success is built on a history of passion, hard work, sustainability & innovation.

“To have vineyards in the right regions on superior sites, and getting the right varieties on those superior sites. We aim to create wines that are stylish and refined and have easy drinking appeal.” Joe Babich.


Visit Babich Cellar Doors and experience the picturesque West Auckland winery that the Babich family has called home for over 100 years, and one of the most famous wine cellars in Auckland,  and just a short drive from the city!


Marlborough, New Zealand 

Babich Reserve Label Pinot Gris 2017

Review and Tasting Notes

Historically, New Zealand had very restrictive laws around wine sales so back in 1952, the Babich brothers, together with other members of the Viticultural Association invited politicians from all parties to spend a day in the sun, enjoying great food and some of West Auckland’s best wines. Whether it was the wine or the lobbying (we think the wine nailed it) the plan worked and by 1955 wine regulation reform had begun and the enjoyment of wine started its journey into mainstream New Zealand society. If even a tiny bit of that DNA has filtered into the Babich Black Label Pinot Gris, you’d be mad not to have it on your team the next time you have some gentle persuading to do!

Babich Black Label Pinot Gris has aromas of pear, stone-fruits, and lychee with ginger and honeyed notes. Gentle and lingering. Soft and sweet-fruited entry with a rich and creamy mid-palate. Mango, pear and lemon five-way to a spicy lingering finish. This Marlborough Pinot Gris is excellent with seafood - scallops are the perfect match.



Babich Reserve Label Pinot Gris 2017


More Information
Food Pairing Chilli Salt Prawns
Serving Temp 7 - 14 degrees
Standard Drinks 8.3
Alcohol Volume % 14


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