Owned by the German Weiss family, Elephant Hill is a winery estate specialised in producing premium wine in small quantities. Reserve wines are only made when the fruit displays optimum ripeness and quality. Our overriding philosophy is to preserve the varietal integrity of the fruit from our vineyards. Climatically, 2016 was a cooler vintage and the picking began in late March. Our coastal Te Awanga vineyard is proven to be an excellent site for Chardonnay and other white varieties. Majority of Clone 15 and 95 with small amount of Clone 548 and 80% from our Te Awanga vineyard, 20% from our Bridge Pa Triangle vineyard. Whole berry pressed and fermented with indigenous yeast. The wine was aged in 26% new French oak for 12 months with some lees stirring, minimal malolactic fermentation. This wine displays yellow stonefruit and citrus characters with a toasty oak palate. It is finely concentrated and has subtle mineral elements. The exceptional fruit purity, concentration and complexity are the hallmarks of our Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay. It is beautiful to drink now but will develop well with proper cellaring for another 5-8 years.
We endeavour to ship all orders on the next business day. In some cases, it may take us longer to dispatch your order. On occasions due to events outside of our control it can take 3-5 working days to dispatch your order. If there are any delays, we will keep you informed via email
We use Post Haste and PBT to ship your order. Their lead time to delivery the parcel is 1 to 3 working days and further 2 days for rural address. In some instances it can take longer for the delivery to take place.
Our policy lasts 7 days. If 7 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a complete refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
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There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted:
• Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
• Any item that is returned more than 7 days after delivery.
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