Babydoll Rose


Having sheep graze in the vineyard cuts down on energy intensive mowing, but has its pitfalls once the vines grow and the grapes emerge. Yealands Estate, a Marlborough winery that’s renowned for environmentally sustainable initiatives, has come up with an all-season solution. Our flock of Babydoll miniature sheep stand barely two feet tall. Too short to reach the fruit, these pint-sized organic-weeders provide year round mowing and pest control, plus a handy dose of fertiliser. Nurtured from the ground up with sustainable practices and produced in a carboNZero certified winery, the pure and intense flavours of Babydoll reflect the winery’s innovative thinking in tune with the environment.

This Rosé is bursting with juicy red summer berry flavours. Being Merlot based, this fruity wine has gentle acids creating a friendly and fun summer drink. Enjoy this wine chilled with a picnic basket filled with your favourite summer snacks.


The fruit was harvested from our picturesque Medway Vineyard, deep in the Awatere Valley. The fruit was gently pressed, juice settled, then lightly racked. A long, cool fermentation took place over four weeks with a yeast selected for capturing fresh varietal expression. Post fermentation the wine remained on light lees and was then stabilised and filtered, prior to bottling.

Winemaker Tasting Notes
This Chardonnay from the Awatere Valley is brimming with varietal character, balance and elegance. The nose is lifted and fresh with notes of citrus flower and crushed oyster shell. The citrus & stone fruit characters on the palate and balanced acidity combine to create an expressive, modern style of Chardonnay. Beautiful with barbequed fresh seafood.


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