Judy and Tim Finn of Neudorf were one of the pioneers for wine in New Zealand when they started in 1978. They have successfully established themselves as one of the top producers in the country.
Great wines have a basis of fruit concentration, length and sense of place – characters which can be formed only in the vineyard. The team at Neudorf under Todd Stevens and assistant winemaker Simon McQuire believe their primary task is to grow grapes which express the site, to take the essence of that fruit and then preserve it as wine. On the way they may fine tune the balance and complexity in a number of ways but the aim is always to allow the site to speak.
For their important role in making New Zealand wine the success that it now is, Judy and Tim Finn have been awarded as „Legends of New Zealand Wine“ by the New Zealand International Wine Show.
Neudorf is part of the Family of Twelve. The Family of Twelve is a fraternity of twelve of New Zealand’s most prestigious and enduring artisanal wineries.
Reviews & Accolades:
- “I cannot think of another New Zealand wine producer that has been making top wines across their entire range as consistently as Neudorf over three decades.“ - Bob Campbell MW
- Winery of the Year 2012 & Contender for 2018. “Regular as clockwork, Neudorf Vineyards … produces some of this country’s best wines.“ - Raymond Chan
- “One of New Zealand's most admired producers. Tim and Judy Finn have a great track record.” - Jancis Robinson MW
- "Neudorf is one of New Zealand's top wineries“ - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate