Michael Syrah 2015



This product is currently sold out.

Please fill in the form below if you'd like to be notified when it becomes available.

Please note:

  • Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee having the stock in store or the specific vintage that you have ordered. On most occasions, if we do not have the stock that you want on hand, we can source it. We will contact you if there are any issues with your order.
  • International orders to Australia - any orders shipping to Australia will incur a 29% WET (Wine Equalisation Tax). This will not be automatically calculated at checkout and we will contact you after you complete your order with the final amount to pay.

MICHAEL SYRAH is made at our boutique, family-run vineyard, at the far eastern end of Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand.  Named after our patriach, the great wine-lover Michael Holden - who dreamed the vineyard into being.

Lovingly cared for by hand, our vines thrive on their north-facing slope, catching the sunlight reflected off the shimmering Hauraki Gulf below.  

We use the bare minimum of sulphites in our wine to keep it pure and lovely to drink.

Once picked, our grapes are hand sorted and pressed at Te Whau Vineyard on Waiheke.  The wine is stored in French oak barrels for 20 months, fermenting in the natural wild yeast.  It is then bottled and cellared to future develop the flavour.  Finally, each bottle is labelled and sealed with wax by hand. 

The whole process is guided by the masterful Winemaker Herb Freidli, following his sensitive, holistic approach, to bring out the best natural flavours in the wine.  Nothing is added or taken away, it is a pure expression of the 'terrior'.