Murdoch James Estate is one of Martinborough’s pioneering wine producers. It was established over 20 years ago when, Roger and Jill Fraser, first planted Pinot Noir and Syrah on the river-stone terraces of the region with the focus on producing wines of distinction.
Blue Rock Vineyard
Situated on the Dry River terraces, the Murdoch James Estate’s Blue Rock Vineyard enjoys premium grape growing soil conditions with a mixture of calciferous lime, clay and river silts with a high mineral content. The action of the Australian tectonic plate, scraping the bed of the Pacific plate millions of years ago, gave rise to the limestone rich hills of Blue Rock.
Just some of Murdoch James' accolades
Blue Rock Pinot Noir: Silver medal, Royal Easter show 2014, 91/100 Robert Parker (Lisa Perroti-Brown) 2013, Gold medal New Zealand International 2012, Gold medal, Australian small winemakers show 2012, Silver and best in class International wine and spirit challenge London 2012
Blue Rock Syrah: 92+/100 Robert Parker (Lisa Perroti-Brown) Gold medal, International wine and spirit challenge
Murdoch James Estate Pinot Noir: Gold medal, China wine and spirit awards 2013
Murdoch James Estate Pinot Gris: Gold medal, China wine and spirit awards
Murdoch James Estate Sauvignon Blanc: Gold Medal China wine and spirit awards
Murdoch James Estate Rose: Trophy and Gold Medal Royal Easter Show