From the ripe age of 10, Rod McDonald knew he wanted to be a farmer. “I loved the ritual and routine of farming life – early starts, long breakfasts, feeding the dogs and feeding out hay from the back of a tractor.”
That he would go on to farm some of the best wines of Hawke’s Bay was another story.
In 1993, Rod arrived in Hawke’s Bay, his life in the boot of his car, his intent to make stellar wine. He spent nine years doing just that at Vidal Estate, where he was awarded New Zealand Winemaker of the Year in 2006. In the same year, Rod left the winery to do his own thing.
And so Rod McDonald Wines was born, and with it, a number of outstanding wine labels, including the Mister range.
Epic quality and bang for your buck, these wines are dangerously moreish. Stock up, treat your friends and create some good memories. What else is fine wine for?
Why we love Rod McDonald Wines
• Serious bang for your buck
• Wines made with love by one of New Zealand’s top winemakers
• Generous but elegant – a great taste of Hawke’s Bay
A classic and generous Hawke's Bay drop. An inviting nose of nectarine, citrus and vanilla with hints of flinty complexity. The palate is equally flavoursome with lovely fruit richness, elegant strucutre and a lingering creamy finish.
Item Code: ITM5621
A dry style of rose made to be enjoyed day or night, both with or without food. Exploding with flavours of strawberry, watermelon and stone fruit, the palate is refreshing and succulent with a hint of sweetness, beautifully balanced by bright acidity.
Item Code: ITM5622
Bright berry, violet and pepper aromas follow onto the palate and intertwine with silky smooth tannins. Long, slender and elegant this is a stunning Syrah. You'll be quickly pouring another glass of this gem.
Item Code: ITM5623