Producer Spotlight: Schubert Wines
Schubert's philosophy is to craft wines of uncompromising quality that would stand out alongside the finest in the world. 14 hectares of wines are closely planted in the traditional, European style and the unique climate produces low yields. As a result, they have been quick to capture the attention of connoisseurs and critics alike for their alluring, internationally award-winning wines of outstanding character, complexity, balance and grace.
Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling, established Schubert Wines in 1998. They acquired a small established vineyard in Martinborough and 40 hectares of bare land in East Taratahi, just north of Martinborough, followed by plantings from scratch in 1999 and 2000.
Schubert Wines obtained full organic certification with BioGro New Zealand in 2013.
They are dedicated to an ecological, environmentally friendly and organic approach, whilst also minimizing chemical and technological intervention in their vinification process. By crafting their wines using traditional, gentle winemaking procedures and only the best quality handpicked grapes, they respect the integrity of their fruit and the land it grows on.
As a certified organic vineyard they do not use synthetic chemical fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides. This allows them to reduce the environmental impact to a minimum, while at the same time nurturing healthy soils and waterways, maintaining biodiversity through protecting insects and helpful microorganisms, and ensuring their grapes are a true expression of their terroir and the beautiful natural environment of the Wairarapa.
The following fantastic wines from Shubert, have been awarded some fantastic points by Robert Parker.
Schubert Block B Pinot Noir 2017 has been awarded 93 points. (View the 2016 vintage here)
Marion’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 has been awarded 91 points.
Schubert Syrah 2016 has been awarded 94 points.
Schubert Sauvignon Blanc 2018 has been awarded 91 points. (View the 2016 vintage here)
Read the tasting notes, by Joe Czerwinski in the image below.