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  • Hawke’s BayChardonnay / Cabernet Franc / Albariño

    Located on the southern borders of the warm Bridge Pa appellation, this vineyard features stony red tinged soils infused with calcium brought down from limestone hills by a spring fed stream. The low cropping mature vines have their roots deeply embedded in these soils, which are high in pH. Wines from this vineyard show an impeccable stamp of this place.

  • Hawke’s BayChardonnay

    One of the cooler Hawke’s Bay locations due to its inland location and elevation of more than
 130 metres above sea level, compared to 25 to 35 metres in Bridge Pa. The soils are similar to the stony red tinged soils of Bridge Pa, ensuring the mature Chardonnay vines do not grow too vigorously. Chardonnay from here has distinctive pink grapefruit character with precise acidity and delicious richness.

  • Hawke’s BayChardonnay / Syrah / Cabernet Sauvignon / Tempranillo / Cabernet Franc

    Our parcels of fruit from the Omahu appellation are all located in the famous Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district. The incredibly stony soils of the ancient bed of the Ngaruroro River and this warm location create perfect conditions for ripe, full-bodied and gravelly-textured red grapes, and soft flavoured, stony textured Chardonnay.

  • MarlboroughSauvignon Blanc

    The Wairau appellation is where the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc story started back in the 1980s. The original plantings were made in the stony river terrace soils around Renwick township and in the cooler southern valleys. We source from mature, low cropping Sauvignon Blanc vineyards on these gravelly soils, along with vines in the cooler clay soils of the southern valley hillsides.

  • Hawke's BayChardonnay / Cabernet Franc / Albariño

    The Heretaunga appellation encompasses the plains and river terraces of the Hawke’s Bay region. We source from private growers and our own estates in Bridge Pa, Omahu and Mangatahi: all sub-regions of the Heretaunga appellation. These vineyards, all on gravelly soils, have a long history of producing exceptional wines that truly represent the potential of Hawke’s Bay Syrah and Chardonnay.