People like our wines...

Perseverance Estate Vineyard

"The Perseverance Pinot Gris 2010 tasted of sweet pear and red apple, off dry with crisp acidity and sound fruit flavours – 3.5 stars. Their first vintage Pinot Noir ’06 was dry with smokey kirsch and cherry flavours, slightly drying tannins with a dusty edge, a sound tasty food wine."

Thirst Magazine – Article on Alexandra Basin Wines – Cameron Douglas (November 2010).

A zesty, pungent wine with hints of citrus, greengage and tropical fruit, nuts, an oily texture and a zesty, balanced finish. Four stars.

Otago Daily Times, Lifestyle Section – Charmian Smith Perseverance Rosé 2010.

"Suggestions of crushed pear and apple with a hint of honeysuckle, white peach and white flower. The first thing that strikes me about this wine is the balance and that the off-dry approach works nicely with the primary fruit flavours. As the wine opens up it begins to display soft white pepper notes and a hint of minerality. The acidity is bright, and refreshing and carries the wine to a moderate-plus finish".

Hospitality Magazine – Wine Review by Cameron Douglas (April 2011)

Perseverance Pinot Gris 2010 awarded Top of Class 8 (Other White Wine Varieties) and a silver medal.
“A well made wine, with nice complexity, exhibiting varietal character” - Huon Hooke, Chairman and Head Judge.

Australian Boutique Wine Awards - Sydney July 2011


Murray and Jennie Hughes receiving their Top of Class Award and silver medal from Huon Hooke,
Chairman and Head Judge of the Boutique Wine Awards.

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Annual Events

You can find our wine showcasing at the following annual events.

April (Easter Weekend):

Clyde Wine and Food Festival

Main street, Clyde, Central Otago

October (Labour Weekend):

Alexandra Basin Winegrowers - New Releases Tasting

Olivers Garden, Clyde