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Our Wine, Our Passion

Thyme Hills’ single vineyard wines signify a tribute to the land; the surrounding landscape and the flora.

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Inge and Antony aspire to make wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Thyme Hill site. The wines are a tribute to the terroir, surrounding landscape and flora. All wines are made using gentle, minimalist winemaking techniques. Hand harvested grapes, minimal extraction, and 100% oak aging of our Merlot. A bottling of time and place, and all the coming and goings of the year past.  New vintage labels were designed with the care and direction of Nikki Aspe. The artwork aims to reflect the unique characteristics of the Thyme Hill site.

Hands holding grapes
wine glasses and wine bottles

Thyme Hill is part of the Alexandra Basin Winegrowers Group. We proudly present this video of our region.

Thyme Hill Merlot 2019 
Haehae - ata*

Colour: Deep ruby - red, lighter on the rim.

Aroma : Blackcurrant, plum, cedar, spices and a hint of herb.

Medium - full bodied. 

Bright acidity carries a firm tannin framework and spice, lending a rich moderately long finish. Match with beef steak and roast over the next 3 - 4 years.

100 % destemmed, fermented over 3 weeks,  malolactic fermentation in the barrel.

Additional information:

Alcohol 13.7% vol

Aged 10 months in oak barrels, 20 % new oak.

Unfined, Unfiltered

Harvest date: 8 April 2019

pH: 3.30

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 18/20 (90 points)

*named after Leaning Rock in the Dunstan Mountains

Haehae-ata, Merlot 2019 bottle with background

Thyme Hill Merlot 2021
Te Unuatua*

Colour: Deep ruby - red, with a purple hue.

Aromas : Blackcurrant, Plum, Cedar, Spices and a hint of Tobacco.

Medium - full bodied. 

Uplifting acidity with fine-grained tannins throughout the palate and a long juicy finish. Match with braised beef brisket and beef Wellington over the next 5 years.

100 % destemmed, fermented over 3 weeks,  malolactic fermentation in the barrel.

Additional information:

Alcohol 13.6% vol

Aged 10 months in oak barrels, 20 % new oak.

Unfined and Unfiltered

Harvest date: 21 April 2021

pH: 3.30

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 18.5/20 (93 points)

*named after the Hawkdun Range

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Thyme Hill Merlot 2015

Colour:  Deeply coloured, ruby red

Aroma:  Complex aromas of red fruits, blackcurrants and Thyme

Palate: Rich mouthfeel, structured wine with a good oak integration, revealing the red fruit and spicy notes.

Additional Information: 

Harvest Date: 14th April 2015

pH: 3.40

Total Acidity: 6.0g/l

Alcohol content: 14.0%vol

a Wine bottle of Merlot 2015

Thyme Hill Rosé 2023

Colour:  Bright, pale rose - gold

Aroma:  Strawberry, red berry, violet and a hint of meatiness.

The wine shows concentration and ripeness of flavours, and the meaty mealiness adds interest and substance. Balanced, lively acidity flows elegantly to a crisp satisfying finish. Match with beef carpaccio or salmon mousse over the next 3 years.

Additional Information: 

Harvest Date: 7 April 2023

pH: 3.28

Alcohol content: 13.5%vol

Total Acidity : 6.6 g/l

Residual Sugar: 4 g/l

Vegan friendly

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 18.5/20 (94 points) Gold.

* named after an historic water race in the hills near Alexandra

Bonanza, Rose 2023 bottle with background of Thyme
the vineyard dog Skip
The wine grower carrying buckets with grapes
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