Barrel owners experience

Proprietor Anna Dunsdon and Winemaker Jody Pagey invite you to join our prestigious club offering exclusive benefits with a personalised experience.
Our wines are made using premium French oak barrels which are replaced over three year cycles. The age of the barrels delivers a unique finish to our Pinot Noir which contributes both to the complexity and richness of the wine. Our Pinot Noir is aged in these barrels for fourteen months, before a final barrel trial is completed and the perfect blend of the vintage created and ultimately bottled.

Where it is common practice for makers and owners to then age our wines for a further 12 to 18 months prior to releasing the wines, Barrel Owners will be able to able to draw from their collection early or choose to continue to store in our temperature controlled facility until the following March.

• A complimentary case of your choice of current vintage wine upon barrel purchase and an additional case per year that your barrel is in use
• Complimentary team entry of four players in the Mount Michael Autumn Classic
• The opportunity to taste your wine as it develops, by appointment enjoy private barrel tastings with winemaker Jody Pagey
• Invitation to wine club exclusive events in addition to special Barrel Owners events, including the Grand Barrel Trail.
• Free tastings and 20% discount on all current vintage wines
• Pre-release notice of new products

Personalised Pinot $1570 Starting

For your next event, whether it be to enjoy a special day, a gift to your nearest and dearest or to thank colleagues with an addition to their wine cellar, we are pleased to present the below wine package;

Package includes:
• Design and production of customised front labels to include your name and event
• Free delivery of the wine NZ wide
• A complimentary bottle of the current vintage Reserve Pinot Noir

• Prices start at $1570
• Five case minimum, this can be made up of Pinot Gris, Pinot Rosé, Estate Pinot Noir or Reserve Pinot Noir
• 5% Discount on purchases of five cases or more
• 10% Discount on purchases of ten cases or more
• Wines are subject to ability, personalised labelling will take a minimum of 4 weeks lead time.

The Committed $14,000 per annum, three year term

Purchase the barrel pristine and follow its three-year vintage journey. The process will provide an insight into the complexity and nuances of winemaking. This membership will provide 25 cases of Pinot Noir every year for three years and includes the benefits of The Enthusiast membership along with these exclusive benefits;

• Barrel adorned with customised plate, engraved with your name or message of your choice.
• The choice to alternatively bottle and label magnum bottles in place of 750ml Premium Burgundy bottles, magnums are hand waxed at no additional charge
• After the 3 years of use, you will be presented with the empty barrel to keep
• Offered priority choice to renew membership.

The Enthusiast $18,000

A one-year entry level ownership for the purchase of the wine within the barrel exclusively. This allows the barrels to be aged and used for a further two years whilst still providing an exclusive access for you the wine enthusiast, a taste of our making process.

The Enthusiast is provided with 25 cases of Pinot Noir which will be:

• Bottled into Premium Burgundy bottles
• Customised front label to accompanied by the Mount Michael Golden Peaks floating above. The standard rear label with wine makers notes and regulatory information will be supplied.
• Packaged into Mount Michael branded 12 packs
• Complimentary one year’s storage in the Wine Solutions temperature controlled warehouse facility
• Free shipping NZ wide
• The opportunity to extend commitment year by year to experience the lifespan of the barrel and the wine it produces (subject to availability)