Trinity Hill Homage Syrah 2016



Availability: 97 in stock

A floral, scented nose initially dominates with brambly, blackberry and liquorice aromatics sitting in the background. The extra dimension of florality and seamlessness comes from increased vine age and the presence of whole-bunch fermentation. The wine shows great concentration and weight with a very crucial elegance.

Why we love it: It’s a banging bottle of Syrah, can’t go wrong with this one
Drink with: Any red meats
Gimblett Gravels
Blend Info.
100% Syrah
Alcohol by Vol.
Bottle Vol.
Serving Temp.
12 - 16°
Now - 2033


Trinity Hill was established in 1993 and has been an exemplary New Zealand winery making world-class wine ever since. Located in the famous winegrowing region of Hawke’s Bay, the idea for Trinity Hill was born when partners John Hancock met up with Robert & Robyn Wilson at their restaurant ‘The Bleeding Heart’ in London. Over a bottle of one of John’s world-class Chardonnay’s they dreamt up the idea to create world class wines in Hawke’s Bay.

They recognised the Hawke’s Bay Gimblett Gravels wine growing district had exceptional potential for growing grapes, they capitalized on being one of the regions early pioneers. They planted vines on the barren plot on the former Ngaruroro River. This 18-hectare vineyard is now known as the ‘Gimbel Estate Vineyard’.

Today, Trinity Hill is synonymous with quality and consistency. The wines have an elegance, balance, drinkability and precision of flavour that makes them a joy to sell (and drink of course). They also have naturally low alcohol. ‘Trinity Hill’ has superb vineyard sites and a philosophy of “Quality rather than Quantity”. Controlled yields ensure the intensity of flavour and elegant styles for which Trinity Hill is renowned. It is said that great wine is made in the vineyard and the aim is to produce distinctive wines of elegance and power that reflect the character of each vineyard site.

Over the years ‘Trinity Hill’ has garnered acclaim for a plethora of their wines. In their portfolio they boast four brands and multiple wines under each. From their estate range Specialist Cellars stock their Chardonnay, Syrah and Red blend. From their Gimblett Gravels range we feature a Tempranillo and Marsanne Viognier from their recommend not missing out on it.

For more information on Trinity Hill and their wines, visit their website.


Hawkes Bay Wine Region Collection

Back in 1851, Hawkes Bay was the first region in New Zealand to have a winery established, ‘The Mission Estate’. But it didn’t stop there, when it comes to wine production, Hawkes Bay is New Zealand’s second largest region. The Hawkes Bay Wine Region has a 50/50 split between the red and white wines, a fantastic variety of styles flow from its vineyards. The areas tops reds are Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, typically boasting subtle herbaceous notes and intense berry/cassis flavour.

Find out more information on the various Hawkes Bay Wine Companies.

A Rich Wine Culture

Being New Zealand’s oldest wine region mixed with the fact the majority of vineyards are still family owned results in a rich wine culture. There can be wild variation between each vintner and the ethos behind their bottles. Naturally, this has drawn the attention of the public. Numerous trails that highlight the artisan producers and Art Deco architecture wine tourism has excelled in the area.

Hawkes Bay Wine Subregions

Gimblett Gravels is Hawkes Bay’s wine area with the most fame. Although unplanted until the early 1980’s as it was common belief high quality grapes couldn’t be grown in the area. Later, however, methods improved and tastes changed and the area come into its own.

Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers

In 2001 winegrowers and producers united to form the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association, with this unity, the association was able to promote the areas wines to the world stage. The associations brand is based on the French concept of terroir, abiding by the strict classification rules, primarily governed by soil type.

Gravel Based Soils

Gimblett Gravels was the first New World district to receive this designation. The Gimblett Gravels wine growing district covering over 800ha. Being stringently based on the gravel based soils originating from the old Ngaruroro River exposed after heavy flooding in the 1860s.


Closed, for now

Specialist Cellars has paused its virtual doors for now. We’re still open and operating at our Pop Brixton store this Summer. You can also visit us 7 days a week at The Laundry Restaurant for sublime food, wine and coffee @brixtonlaundry.

Any outstanding vouchers can be redeemed at The Laundry or Pop Brixton store. Sadly we can no longer redeem these online.

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