Endeavour Vineyards (NZ) Ltd.

P.O. Box 45015, 7240 Blenheim, Marlborough
66 Seymour Street, 7201 Blenheim, Marlborough
New Zealand
Telephone +64 3 5796148
Fax +64 3 5796149

This company is co-exhibitor of
New Zealand Winegrowers

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ProWein 2018 hall map (Hall 9): stand E36

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ProWein 2018 fairground map: Hall 9

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.06  OCEANIA
  • 01.06.02  New Zealand
  • 01.06.02.06  Marlborough
  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.06  OCEANIA
  • 01.06.02  New Zealand
  • 01.06.02.08  Central Otago

Central Otago

Our products

Product category: Marlborough

Catalina Sounds SOUND OF WHITE – 2015 SAUVIGNON BLANC

A cool flowering and drought summer for Marlborough resulted in low crops and fruit with excellent concentration of flavour. The 2015 wine has a restrained yet powerful aromatic mix of nectarine, peach and citrus entwined with greener herbal elements and toasty oak. The palate is rich yet precise, carrying these flavours to a long, textural finish.

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Product category: Marlborough

Catalina Sounds SOUND OF WHITE – 2015 PINOT NOIR

A low cropping year due to cool weather over flowering resulting in small, often sparse bunches, followed by a drought Summer providing very concentrated fruit and flavours. The inaugural release of this wine, it captures the richness and density of fruit that our Sound of White vineyard provides. Cherries, red and dark berry fruits abound with hints of violets and plum. The palate is juicy and powerful, yet retains a silken elegance, framed with oak tannin, leading to a very long, sustained finish.

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Product category: Marlborough

Catalina Sounds 2016 PINOT NOIR

Fruit was hand-harvested and largely de-stemmed into open stainless steel fermenters, retaining approximately 7% whole bunches. All parcels were given a minimum 4 day cold soak prior to the initiation of fermentation, which occurred naturally with twice daily cap plunges. ‘Hot barrel ferments’ were drained off to 3 new French oak barriques at the peak of ferment to create an interesting, savoury char component to the blend, while the open ferments continued to dryness. Batches remained on skins for a minimum of 3 weeks before draining off to a combination of new (20%) 1, 2 and 3 year old French barriques. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation before blending and bottling in March 2015 (1500 cases produced).

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About us

Company details

The name Catalina Sounds evolved from the majestic Catalina flying boats that played a vital role across the South pacific during and after World War II. New Zealand’s famous and largest warbird, the Catalina is a rare sight, in fact there are only a handful of these beautiful, iconic planes left in the world today, and we are lucky enough to be associated with one based right here in New Zealand. Through our sponsorship of this rare, passenger carrying, amphibious flying boat we are in some small way helping to ensure the Catalina continues to grace the skies around the stunning Marlborough Sounds and high over the vineyards in the Waihopai Valley where we have made our home.

We draw inspiration for our wines from these graceful, unique flying boats and the respect in which they are held, together with the pristine and awe inspiring environment of the Marlborough Sounds – right on our doorstep. With attention to detail, we strive for our wines to step outside the norm and show individuality and personality,  garnering respect wherever they are poured, while harnessing the purity and vibrancy that Marlborough’s  climate and landscape are naturally blessed with.

Here at Catalina Sounds Wines we are proud to have an on-going association with the New Zealand Catalina Preservation Society and hope to continue our past sponsorship of the plane at various air shows and events around the country once she is fully restored and back up in our skies in the near future.

For further information or to make a donation towards the cost of preservation of this rare and unique warbird please go to www.nzcatalina.org.nz.

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