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Rockburn Team — Q&A with Malcolm Rees-Francis

Rockburn Team — Q&A with Malcolm Rees-Francis

Meet our winemaker, Malcolm. He calls a spade a spade, likes a dry, restorative gin and soda and occasionally photographs wild flowers.  Being bor...
Traveling to Central Otago? Altitude Tours have highlighted some must-dos.

Traveling to Central Otago? Altitude Tours have highlighted some must-dos.

You’re on the Rockburn website so we can safely assume you’ve indulged (or about to) in some of Central Otago’s famous Pinots. This is a must-do while you’re in this part of the world as there is an abundance of different wines to be sampled and cheeseboards to be consumed. But have you thought about what else you should see and do while you’re in this part of the world?
Rockburn Team — Q&A with Tim Severne

Rockburn Team — Q&A with Tim Severne

Growing up in Ponsonby, Auckland it's fair to say that our GM, Tim was raised on Prego Pizza and Crispy Duck from Empress Garden. Living in one of the city's most bustling hospitality suburbs certainly proved to be a good grounding for a future in selling wine to Sommeliers. 

Magical vintage sparks double Barrels release

The exceptional 2019 vintage sparks a double Barrels release this September; Eight Barrels Pinot Noir 2019 from Gibbston and Eleven Barrels Pinot Noir 2019 from our Parkburn site in Lowburn.

Welcome Tim!

We're excited to confirm the appointment of Tim Severne as our new General Manager.

Gloves in the Time of Coronavirus! Malcolm's 2020 Vintage Overview

Vintage 2020 will be defined by a global pandemic and New Zealand going into national lockdown four days before we were due to start picking in Central Otago.

New Pinot Noir the perfect choice this Winter

We're excited to kick-off the 2019 winter season with the release of a new 2018 Pinot Noir called ‘The Chosen’.

2017 Pinot Noir Champion Wine of the Show at New Zealand’s largest wine awards

Our Pinot Noir 2017 was awarded a 2 gold medals 2 trophies at the 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show.

Six Barrels included in prestigious Fine Wines of New Zealand selection

We're delighted for our Six Barrels Pinot Noir 2017 to be included in the prestigious Fine Wines of New Zealand selection. 

Rockburn opens permanent Cellar Door at Gibbston Tavern

After a successful summer season, we turned our Pop-Up Cellar Door at the Gibbston Tavern into a permanent destination, creating a unique tasting experience for wine lovers in the heart of the renowned Gibbston sub-region.

Heavenly Results for Devilish Wines

Both wines from our cheeky Devil’s Staircase range were recognised at the New Zealand International Wine Show last week, with the 2018 Central Ot...

It all started with a kiss...

Kiwis’ taste buds are evolving and it’s exciting to see how they are getting more and more confident in choosing a Rosé that’s right for them.