Supernatural Wine Co.

Our Story

Supernatural Wine Co. is a producer of certified organic, naturally vinified, low sulphur white and skin-fermented white wines from a north-facing hillside estate in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. We obtained full organic certification with BioGro New Zealand in March 2015 and commenced biodynamic farming practices in 2015. We aim to make all of our wines as naturally as possible in order to produce true terroir driven wines. We use indigenous vineyard yeasts for fermentation, all of our wines are unfined and we do not filter our skin-fermented wines.

Wines are fully organically certified from March 2015. The block has an excellent history of organic farming since first plantings in 1989. With the renewed focus on organics the soil and vines are now coming naturally into balance and health with wine quality increasing as a result. The vineyard is an amazing site for viticulture. Situated in Hawke’s Bay on a north-facing hillside with slopes up to 30 degrees, soil is Matapiro sandy loam over Kidnappers Group fossiliferous sandstone overlain by carbonaceous mudstone, tephra, ignimbrite. The site has proven pedigree being in proximity to and on similar soils, slope and aspect as Te Mata Coleraine, one of New Zealand’s most accoladed vineyards. 92% of NZ’s vineyards are on flat land with alluvial gravel soils, so this soil and site produces a very distinctive wine in a New Zealand context.

Organically farmed and naturally vinified wine. The philosophy relies on great terroir and traditional processes. Our aim is to produce some of the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, naturally and organically.


"This unique wine gets six hours of skin contact, then six month of lees contact and bâtonnage. The result is an aromatic yet full-bodied wine that doesn't really fit into existing paradigms of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc." Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, rated the 2014 Supernatural 92+ points

"Flavours of green olive and dark berries, red flowers and mineral with dark spices. Fine tannins and medium+ acidity, balanced, fresh, youthful and ready. A wine that is immediately approachable and will develop more complexities if allowed to age for a time." Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, rated the 2019 Paranormal 93 points

– "Concentrated pineapple, supple, textured and fresh. Compelling and, if it holds together in bottle, a real flag-bearer for ‘living wine’." Oliver Styles, Decanter Magazine, rated the 2018 Minus 220 Sauvignon Blanc 92 points

– "Kiwi Sauvignon takes on new garb here. The aromas span mango, papaya and toffee-apple, but it’s the texture that really grabs attention – velvety, smooth and caressing with a tiny prickle of tannins. Citrusy freshness reins in the considerable ripeness, and gives way to a superb, long finish. Three-week skin contact – and the label glows in the dark!" Simon Woolf, Decanter Magazine, rated the 2015 Green Glow Sauvignon Blanc 93 points (Top 30 Orange Wines feature)

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