Framingham Winery

Established in 1994, but with estate Riesling vineyards planted in 1981, Framingham is a boutique wine company with its own winery, offering a range of expressive and individual Marlborough wines made in limited quantities. Four diverse styles of Riesling from the old vines show off the estate’s stony terrior in a distinctly Germanic fashion, whist Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer bring to mind the styles of Alsace. Framingham Sauvignon Blanc is classic Marlborough with a mineral twist, and an elegant Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Montepulciano complete the picture.

WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING

“Framingham has built its reputation on a string of exceptional wines made from aromatic varieties” 
Bob Campbell MW, 2008
 
“New Zealand’s finest Riesling producer, Framingham” Jancis Robinson MW, 2009
 
“One of New Zealand’s ten greatest wine producers” Tom Stevenson, Wine Report 2009
 
“Wines with a bit of new world purity and some old world complexity” Dr Andrew Hedley, Winemaker 2010
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Framingham 'Noble' Riesling 2014


97 Points Gourmet Traveller Wine

"A botrytis affected, low alcohol sweet wine. Extremely concentrated and viscous. Showing varietal characters of zesty lemon, orange marmalade and honey, with a long, mouth-watering finish." Importer's Note REVIEWS ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES Framingham 'Noble' Riesling 2013 "Bright light golden-yellow colour with good depth, lighter on rim. This has a full, solid and de .....

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Framingham Auslese F-Series Riesling 2014


95 Points Gourmet Traveller Wine

"Bunch selected with 10-25% botrytis, picked at 28 Brix. 600 bottles made. Very pure bush honey flavours supported by fine acidity. SS fermented. Strong aspirin minerality. Very concentrated and quite complex wine with some stone fruit/apricot/nectarine hints." Importer's Note REVIEWS ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES Framingham Auslese F-Series Riesling 2013 “Bright straw-yellow wit .....

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Framingham Classic Riesling 2012

A classic New Zealand, off-dry style, with rich fruit and juicy acidity. Complex varietal characters of lemon citrus, mandarin and stone fruit with a long, mineral finish. Harmless crystals may form in the bottle. REVUES ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES Framingham Classic Riesling 2010 ‘The interplay here between concentrated, zesty fruit of outsta .....

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Framingham Dry Riesling 2005


94 Points Bob Campbell MW

"Flagship Riesling that is only made when vintage conditions allow. Concentrated wine with intense minerality together with lime/citrus and a suggestion of floral characters. The wine is dry with lovely fruity acidity driving a very lengthy finish. Truly impressive." 94 Points Bob Campbell MW  REVUES ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES Framingham Dry Riesling 2004 “ .....

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Framingham F-Series Gewurztraminer VT 2014


96 Points Gourmet Traveller Wine

"Deeply coloured - rich gold. More about dehydration than botrytis. Picked when berries are raisined with a touch of botrytis. Very sweet with good Turkish delight, pot pourri and exotic tropical fruit flavours. A "foie gras" style. Rich, powerful wine - great texture! Xmas cake and creme brûlée. Sweetness is supported by good acidity." Importer's Note REVIEWS .....

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Framingham F-Series Old Vine Riesling 2011


93 Points Bob Campbell MW

"8.4 Brix. Very viscous and surprisingly pure with ripe pear, apricot and other tree fruit flavours evident. Soft, luscious and silken-textured with an extremely lengthy palate. The most outstanding feature is the wine's purity. Very impressive." 93 Points Bob Campbell MW www.bobswinereviews.com REVUES ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES Framingham F-Series Old Vine Riesling 2 .....

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Framingham F-Series Pinot Noir 2012

Deliciously scented wine with appealing floral, fruit and savoury flavours. The texture is silken and very seductive. Quite an intense Pinot Noir with layers of flavours displayed on its lengthy finish. REVUES ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES Framingham F-Series Pinot Noir 2009 "The F-Series is winemaker Andrew Hedley's top range. This pinot has a deep hue and fragrant red-cherry, raspberry, .....

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Framingham F-Series Sauvignon Blanc 2012

"Lip-smacking and vibrant, with fresh, juicy lemon, lime, green apple and pear flavors that reverberate on the long finish. Drink now. 7,000 cases made" 88 Points Wine Spectator REVIEWS ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES Framingham F-Series Sauvignon Blanc 2010 "An atypical style of Sauvignon Blanc (for Marlborough) that is textural with tastes of earth and mineral rather than fruit. Fruit .....

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Framingham Gewurztraminer 2012

A rich, weighty, unctuous wine in the style of Alsace. Complex, spicy varietal characters of stone fruit, green ginger and lychee with a long, luscious finish.

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Framingham Montepulciano 2007


90 Points Jamie Goode

"A savoury and spicy wine. Showing aromas and flavours of rich cherry, plum, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf with a long, juicy finish." 91 Points Jamie Goode

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Framingham Old Vine F-Series Riesling 2013

A more old world style wine with more texture and complexity compared to the pure styles of Riesling we make for the Framingham bottling. A little bit of extra hang time on our oldest vines, hand harvested, bunch pressed with no juice clarification, fermented with uninoculated yeasts and left on lees for 11 months prior to bottling. Harmless crystals may form in the bottle.

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Framingham Pinot Gris 2012

A rich, weighty, textured wine in the style of Alsace. Complex varietal characters of apple, pear and quince with a soft, creamy finish.  

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Framingham Pinot Noir 2013

A "feminine" style, with supple tannins and savoury complexity. Strong varietal characters of dark cherry and summer fruit compote with some smoky oak and a long, juicy finish. Harmless crystals may form in the bottle.

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Framingham Riesling 'Beerenauslese' F-Series 2012


19.5/20 Points Raymond Chan
97 Points Bob Campbell MW

"Bright, full and even light golden yellow colour. The bouquet is very full and packed with layers of aromas, unfolding to reveal ripe citrus fruits, exotic tropical fruits, honey, caramel and marmalade, beautifully lifted and fresh, and simultaneously decadent. Very sweet and nectar-like, this is extremely concentrated and intense with masses of ripe citrus and apricotty fruit interwoven w .....

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Framingham Sauvignon Blanc 2014

‘ The bouquet is full and fragrant with gently layered aromas of passionfruit, white florals, limes and minerals, still tight and undeveloped, and with a concentrated core. Dry to taste, rich and succulent, somewhat restrained fruit flavours of gooseberries, passionfruit and smoke show, the palate underlined by soft, fine textures and bright, balanced acidity. The wine ha .....

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Framingham TBA F-Series Riesling 2014


100 Points Raymond Chan

"100% botrytis, bunch selection. Very intense, luscious, syrupy but not cloying dessert wine. Honey, peach, root ginger, dried tree fruits with Xmas cake like concentration. So concentrated you can find just about any flavour that springs to mind. Great wine." Importer's Note REVIEWS ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES Framingham TBA F-Series Riesling 2013 “Brilliant light golden-yello .....

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