Schubert was established in 1998 by Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling, both Geisenheim University Viticulture & Oenology graduates from Germany. Having worked with winemakers like Erni Loosen of Dr. Loosen Estate, Bernkastel in Germany as well as in various vineyards across the world, their dream had always been to establish their own vineyard. They worked and searched in regions like Oregon, California, Australia and parts of Europe, but New Zealand’s Wairarapa region in the southern part of the North Island was the most interesting area to them. After examining some 100 properties in New Zealand they always returned to the Wairarapa region where they found two ideal sites for their favourite variety Pinot Noir. Both sites were purchased in 1998. With the smaller site already planted in vines they developed the bigger property with vines in 1999 and 2000. Schubert’s vineyards are closely planted in the traditional, European style and the unique climate produces low yields and internationally award winning wines with intense and complex character.
A blend of three white varietals, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Muller Thurgau, produce a straw coloured wine with aromas of vanilla, apricots and spices, as well as floral and herbal notes. Full bodied on the palate, with a creamy texture, the wine is well structued with hints of honey and toasty oak.