2021 Kumeu River "Coddington" Chardonnay, Auckland, New-Zealand


2021 was frost-affected, reducing yield, which makes this Coddington even more peachy and luscious than usual. The single-vineyard Coddington wine is richly ripe in the yellow peach and apricot spectrum, with a background of toasted oak and caramelized hazelnut. It is the biggest style in our range, and satisfyingly rich as such, but also nicely balanced with its acidity.

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This wine is produced from a vineyard owned by Tim and Angela Coddington, whose grapes have contributed to the blend of Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay since 1998. It is a vineyard that produces very rich and unctuous Chardonnay that we have long believed could make an excellent single vineyard wine. In 2006, we decided to give Coddington single vineyard status to reflect this vineyard’s unique character.

This wine is whole-bunch-pressed so expect some green stemmy notes to come through. Indigenous yeast fermentation, and 100% barrel fermentation along 100% malo-lactic fermentation. 11 months maturation in barrel. This is a fuller style Chardonnay with big texture and expression. Juicy, ripe, and serious. 


Just as the Brajkovich family has grown, so has the winery. Extensions and additions mark the milestones that have seen businesses adapt and expand over the years. Today, the winery produces around 250,000 bottles annually from 30 hectares of its own vineyards in Kumeu, and another 10 hectares from local growers.

The Chardonnay wines of Kumeu River have gained a strong foothold within the international market, receiving outstanding accolades. The vineyard has gone on to become the globally recognized benchmark for non-Burgundy-produced Chardonnay.


Vintage 2021
Producer Kumeu River
Wine Type White Wine
Grape(s) Chardonnay
Appellation Auckland
Region Auckland
Country New-Zealand
Farming Traditional