Our Story

Palliser is one of New Zealand’s premier wine brands. We’re the mavericks who gambled on taking farmland and turning into vineyards. A mad idea that turned out to be a groundbreaking idea. You can’t be afraid to push the boundaries and produce great unique wines, That’s why Palliser Estate Wines are now known and enjoyed around the world.

Our people

We’re a small team of people so we give our wine our undivided attention. When we bottle it we know the next time it will be opened someone will be waiting to be impressed. That’s why we’re dedicated to making our wine great.

Allan Johnson

Allan Johnson

Chief Winemaker

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Guy McMaster

Guy McMaster

Viticulturist / Associate Winemaker

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The Estate

Our Land

When everyone else looked at the land around here and thought “this’ll be a good place to graze sheep” we thought “No. This’ll be a great place to make wine.” Lamb chops are okay but wouldn’t you rather have a glass of award-winning wine? We know which we’d rather have.

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The Estate

Cellar Door

Our cellar door is open all year around. We always have a warm welcome ready for you and great selection of wines for tasting. You might even want to take a few home with you.

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Our Future

We’re the mavericks who gambled on taking farmland and turning it into a vineyard. A mad idea that turned out to be groundbreaking idea. It’s an idea we want to continue well into the future. Sustainability is the key. We’re ensuring your great-great-great-great grandchildren will still be able to enjoy the wine you know and love today.

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Our Company

You’ve reached the edge the world. You have no idea what lies beyond. And you keep going. When Captain Cook came to New Zealand he was traveling on a conviction that beyond the horizon there was something great waiting. He named the region where we make our wines and our company is dead-set on following his lead by creating great wines. We’re delivering on the promise of standing on the edge of the world and then going that little bit further.

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