The Shed is a kiwi institution, a place of shelter, a feeling of being at home. When the Dunleavy family decided to open a vineyard restaurant to host guests, they converted the old vineyard shed into a casual, friendly dining space to epitomize that sense of comfort when dining among friends and family.

Tasting Notes:

100% Merlot grapes, from a sundrenched site to the west of the Island.
An elegant pale peach colour draws you to pronounced aromatics of Nectarine, rock melon and tropical papaya, layered with zesty mandarin and tangerine citrus.
The palate is fresh and juicy with an abundance of peach, mandarin and tropical melon, tantalising the taste buds.
A light, soft, elegant mouthfeel is complement seamlessly with roundness and weight coating the palate from start to finish adding layers and depth.
The beautifully balanced acidity carries the delicious characters of this rosé right to the very end of every sip.
A perfect match for relaxing in the sun with good company.

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Weight 1 g
Critic Reviews

Critic Reviews

Released August 2021

Charming and elegantly fragrant on the nose showing apricot, raspberry, crunchy apple and subtle spice notes. The palate delivers bright fruit flavours together with fine texture and zesty acidity, finishing long and delightfully dry. At its best: now to 2023.
93 points / 5 stars Sam Kim Wine Orbit

Made with merlot there is a delicious, fresh and ripe fruited bouquet packed with strawberries and red plums, a touch of cherry and lots of rose and blossom scents. Crisp, youthful, dry and textured. Flavours mirror the nose with a core of fruit contrasted by acidity and fine fruit tannins. Drinking well now and perhaps best enjoyed alongside food. Enjoy from 2021 through 2023.
91 Points Cameron Douglas MS


Made from 100% merlot. Pale-pink colour. Made from grapes grown on a vineyard dedicated to producing rosé. Crisp, dry wine with appealing cranberry, cherry and fresh herb flavours. A good food wine. Drinking 2021–2023.
93 points Bob Campbell MW 


Vintage Notes

Vintage Notes

Despite the turbulent year globally, 2020 is down in the books as one of Waiheke’s finest vintages with pristine, clean ripe, concentrated fruit picked at all our vineyard sites.

Thankfully due to great weather conditions in the lead up and throughout vintage, what we wanted, when we wanted, even when the country going in to lockdown became an issue.

The Merlot for our rosé was our first pick of the season, with the first press on the 6th of March.

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