Here at Floating Rock we planted our first vines in 2004, dedicating our passion to creating exquisite, hand-crafted wines from Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grapes. The combination of the local climate and pumice loam soil created by years of volcanic activity work to deliver a unique range of wines that we are exceptionally proud of. We produced our first vintage wines of Pinot Grigio and Blanc de Noir in 2007, and have since extended our range to superb Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir and award-winning Methode Traditionelle and a Late-Harvest Pinot Gris Ice Wine.
You can read more about our red wines and white wines below, and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have if you need more information.
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2011 Floating Rock Pinot Noir - $20.00
True to the “feminine” style of the Floating Rock Pinot Noir we produce here in Lake Taupo, this 2011 wine has supple tannins and a wonderfully savoury complexity.
It has some of the oaky characteristics you would expect, as well as the rounded dark cherries and welcoming summer fruits. She’ll be happy resting for a while and be ready to enjoy this wine with any selection of game or meat.
2010 Floating Rock Blanc de Noir: SOLD OUT
Another great year for our “Rose’ style Blanc de Noir which is such a distinctive and versatile wine. Made from 100% handpicked Pinot Noir grapes grown on our vineyard the Blanc de Noir is a classic as an aperitif, try it with a zesty summer salad or maybe garlicky asian foods.
2010 Floating Rock Ice Wine: $35.00 – Bronze Medal Winner Air NZ Wine Awards SOLD OUT
This is a truly mouthwatering wine that works wonderfully well with either sweet or savoury foods. Its well-rounded, silky texture matches its rich golden colour and deserves to be enjoyed as a dessert wine with vanilla flavours or a summer fruit pudding; or we can recommend it with richer flavours such as a Rocquefort cheese or smooth pate. Or just enjoy it with friends, but one bottle may not be enough!
2011 Floating Rock Pinot Gris: $20.00 SOLD OUT
2011 has been yet another great year for this delightful Pinot Grigio grape that continues to grow in popularity. It works so well with seafood, poultry or just on its own on a sunny day. With a dash of minerality thanks to our unique landscape this is a full bodied, silky textured wine that balances the fruity flavours perfectly. Try only slightly chilling it to bring out the best of the rounded fruit and textures.
2009 Floating Rock Pinot Gris: Special $12.50 (no further discount for case)
This wine is a true reflection of our wonderful environment. It delivers a mouthwatering combination of pears, lychees and cascades of other fruit notes that we think you will love. In fact, we believe it’s even better than our award-winning 2008 Pinot Gris so it’s got to be good. Ideal for any occasion, with or without food; and it’s dressed for every occasion in our new label. This one is selling fast so buy now as stocks are limited.
2010 Floating Rock Pinot Gris: $20.00
The success of our Floating Rock Pinot Gris continues with the rich, flinty and fruit-laden character seen in our 2010 Pinot Gris. Pinot Gris is now the third most popular white variety grown in New Zealand, and it’s easy to see why when you taste wines as good as this. This Pinot Gris will work really well with risottos, pasta dishes, port and smoked fish; but like all of our wines, it’s just as good on its own!
2010 Methode Traditionelle: $30.00
People often think that ‘bubbles’ are only for special occasions, toasts, and weddings; but it can be great as an accompaniment to a meal or just with friends. As good as any “champagne” this sparkling wine is made in the traditional method and pleases you with a clean, refreshing flavour that is round and ripe. Our Floating Rock Methode Traditionelle will work really well with seafood and shellfish, or a glorious cheese board. But you just can’t beat it for any celebration – whatever the occasion!
2013 Floating Rock Pinot Gris: $17.50
2014 Floating Rock Pinot Gris: $22.50 SOLD OUT
(All prices shown are per bottle)