“An elegant, medium-bodied, silky-textured wine, with a core of black cherry fruit but buttressed by intricate tracings of fine herbal nuances that entwine themselves into a long, vibrant finish.”
– Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate on the 2015 Settlement Pinot Noir, rated 92 points
Corofin and the Paterson family are inextricably linked through people and place. Corofin village on the river Fergus in County Clare Ireland was the home of Clifton House, residence of Marcus Joseph Paterson and his young family, prior to emigrating to New Zealand.
The significance of Corofin as a spiritual home to the Paterson family has been recognised by every generation since Marcus and his family settled in Hawkes Bay in 1927. Home for Mike was a farm in the heart of the Waikato at Tauwhare — named Corofin.
Here his parents made a life and a living from the land, fostering in their young family a strong connection to their environment and a healthy appreciation of farming values. A true sense of people and place.