Live music Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, 1st April, Tammy D'Ath will be singing at Carrington Winery & Cafe from 1 pm until 4 pm. Come & relax to her soulful voice whilst enjoying the breath taking views & sampling our award winning wines. There will also be some Easter fun & activities for the kids. Bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment on the day. (Easter Sunday Sale of liquor laws will apply).



New review from Raymond Chan for our Calypso Chardonnay 2014

Karikari Estate ‘Calypso’ Karikari Peninsula Northland Chardonnay 2014  ****

Bright, light, golden-hued yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the edge.  The bouquet has a firm and taut core of ripe tropical fruit with savoury pineapple along with notes of nutty oak, a little smoke and hints of minerals.  The aromatics open softly with good volume to reveal some creamy barrel-ferment and subtle MLF butterscotch elements.  Medium-full bodied, the palate has a moderately concentrated core with flavours of ripe tropical and citrus fruits, entwined with pineapple detail.  The fruit has richness, depth and a degree of unctuousness from the creamy oak and MLF.  The flavours are mouthfilling with an underlying line of alcoholic drive.  The acidity is soft and the wine is quite accessible.  The flavours carry to a rounded, fruity finish.  This is a ripe Chardonnay with accessible flavours of tropical and citrus fruit with creamy barrel-ferment and buttery MLF layers, and good drive.  Match with roasted poultry and pork dishes over the next 3-4 years.  Hand-picked fruit fermented in stainless-steel with 10% in barrel by indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months, with 95% MLF.  17.5-/20  Mar 2018  RRP $27.00

Silver and Bronze Medals 2016

San Francisco Inernational Wine Show is the largest and most influential international wine competition in America, so we are delighted to be awarded silver medal for the Karikari Estate Chardonnay 2013 and bronze medal for both Karikari Estate Syrah and Pinotage 2013.

The largest and most influential international wine competition in America, the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC) has been setting the standard for professional wine judging since its debut in 1980. Now in its 36th year, the SFIWC maintains the highest level of integrity with a blind-tasting system performed by a highly experienced panel of internationally acclaimed wine experts.

The 36th Annual San Francisco International Wine Competition took place at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco from June 9-12, 2016. 4,618 wines were blind tasted by over 50 of the wine industry’s top experts.