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Mission Huchet
Exceptional wine made in honour of New Zealand's pioneering winemaker

New Zealand's original winery, Mission Estate, is proud to announce the long awaited release of its 2013 Huchet Syrah. The distinctive Huchet label is reserved for the most prestigious wines from the estate, with their quality and scarcity making them keenly sought by wine enthusiasts from around the world.

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The History:

Mission's story begins with a group of French missionaries who sailed to New Zealand with a little more than their faith, generations of winemaking experience and a few precious vines. They established Mission Estate in 1851 founding New Zealand's oldest winery.

Brother Cyprian Huchet, the humble son of a vigneron from the Loire rose to the exalted position of Mission Estate Cellar Master and oversaw New Zealand's first recorded commercial sale of wine in 1870.

Having grown up amongst the vineyards and wine cellars in France, Cyprian Huchet's wine knowledge became extremely sophisticated, instilling a wealth of knowledge that lives on at Mission Estate today.

Earmarked for Perfection:

A celebration of the very best that Hawke's Bay can produce, Huchet is only crafted when Mission's winemaker deems the vintage worthy.

Originating from truly exceptional vineyards located within Hawke's Bay and the prestigious Gimblett Gravels, wines bearing the Huchet label represent the absolute pinnacle of Mission Estate's winemaking programme.

Exceptional vintage conditions, utmost care and attention to detail, ensures this limited release wine embodies the vision of the pioneering winemaker of New Zealand – Cyprian Huchet.



A Tribute to Cyprian Huchet:

This wine is a tribute to Cyprian Huchet and Mission's proud heritage.

Crafted with devotion, combining leading edge technologies and Old World techniques, Huchet is bold wine of heart & depth.

Every sip is a celebration of the life and the legacy of a remarkable visionary.


Technical Notes:

Huchet Syrah:
The fruit for this wine was handpicked from meticulously targeted zones in our Mere Road vineyard within the Gimblett Gravels... MORE

Huchet Chardonnay:
The outstanding 2013 vintage in Hawke's Bay provided ideal conditions for Chardonnay and prompted the decision to craft the inaugural release of this special wine... MORE