Paritua Range


Our finest Merlot dominant blend with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

A deep ruby red colour with aromas of spicy black Doris plum and wild forest berries with fine cedar notes, vanilla, baking spices and cocoa powder.

Paritua Red

Winemakers Notes

Whole bunches are destemmed and pass through our optical grape sorting machine and then crushed to a closed fermenter. After a period of cold soak we inoculate with a preferred yeast. Temperatures are then managed to reach about 30°C.

Malo-lactic conversion takes place during maceration in tank which can take up to 35 days.

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We aim for about 40% new French oak barriques, elevage in barrels can take up to 18 months with final barrel selection and blending prior to bottling. This wine was bottled without fining after a light filtration.

Tasting Notes

The palate is firm and rich, with powerful mid palate tannins and concentrated black plum, cassis and blackberry. The wine will improve with cellaring. Recommended drinking from mid-2020 to 2030. Red meats and game birds are the obvious choice to match with this wine.


Merlot 58%· Cabernet Sauvignon 26%· Cabernet Franc 16%.
Alcohol: 14.5%

Paritua Range

Our best vintage expression.

The wines are made from very low yielding vines from specially selected areas of the vineyard. The grapes are hand harvested and only the very best quality fruit is used to make these wines.

Stone Paddock Range

Our finest regional wines.

The Stone Paddock Range of wines, crafted by Paritua Vineyards, represents the best of New Zealand’s diverse viticultural regions, our commitment to quality and pure varietal expression.

Our Chief Winemaker

A lifetime love affair with wine.

After a chance tasting of a 1961 Chateau Haut Brion Magnum, Chief Winemaker Jason Stent decided wine was his future Jason’s passion is creating wines that have a sense of place that respect the varietal nature and the terroir in which the vine is grown.