“In Marlborough’s Wairau Valley most vineyard rows run perpendicular to the old braided riverbed deposits. At the northern end of the Woolshed Vineyard slight humps and hollows often lead to differing canopy densities, producing great depth and diverse flavours in the fruit”.


The Woolshed Vineyard

The Woolshed vineyard is situated west of Blenheim in the shelter of a steep sided triangular hill called the 'Delta'. This feature protects the vineyard from the frosts in spring and the different aspects of the slope produce fruit which makes for exciting blending options. Named after the original Woolshed building which is now our vineyard office and trade hosting facility, fruit from this vineyard goes into our Single Vineyard Woolshed Sauvignon Blanc, Single Vineyard Dambuster Pinot Noir and our Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The 360 vineyard is 100% Pinot Gris. As the name suggests, it offers spectacular views around the region from its location at the very top of the Delta.

Planted: 2003 | Soils: Clay and Loam | Variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir + Pinot Gris | Vineyard Size: 105.5ha | Elevation: 70m | Average Rainfall: 765ml



Upper Wairau Valley, Marlborough

Vineyard Manager

Nev Gane

Vineyard Crew

Shaun, Brayden, Ollie & Sandy

Soil Type

Clay and loam soils. Some blocks contain stony seams and ridges.


Rainfall Per Year


Average Sunshine Hours

7.5 hours of sunshine a day (annual average)

Average Max Temperature

The average summer temperature is usually around 25 degrees celsius; with the odd days in summer reaching 30 to 35 degrees celsius.

Average Min Temperature

During winter, the days average 7.2 degrees celsius. Night time lows in winter can go as low as -1 to -5 degrees celsius.


Planted Area


Grape Varieties

94.5ha Sauvignon Blanc 6.3ha Pinot Noir 4.7ha Pinot Gris


Sauvignon Blanc (UCDI or Mass Selection), Pinot Noir (Clones Abel, 5, 114, 777, 666), Pinot Gris (Clones 2/15, 2/16, 40/A, Lincoln BS)

Vine Age

First planting November 2001 (61ha), 2003 (23ha) & 2007 (16ha)

Pruning Regime

Predominantly cane pruned

First Harvest


Sustainable Accreditation

Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand MB1183

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