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Corofin Wine

"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


Our Story

Corofin Wines
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.

Both Anna and I have lived and worked in Marlborough for most of our careers and in that time have been lucky enough to gain considerable experience growing, making and marketing Marlborough wine.

From our early days here we have always had a desire to start our own small wine business, established without compromise for quality and with complete authenticity.

Working together to create something in celebration of our families and their connection to the land, is very important to us.

Our ambition with all Corofin wines is to transmit a sense of place first, over fruit intensity or winemaking ambition. We have chosen to work with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay being the two varietals we believe will amplify the transparent expression we seek from the land.

We are excited to be working with trusted and admired friends as growers. Their vineyards are all located in Marlborough's southern valleys and we hope our little Pinot Project will shine a light on some pretty special spots in the region our family calls home.

Our Wines