Located at the narrowing of the upper Wairau Valley with lovely north facing aspects. The coolness of the area combined with the airflow created by the river, allows a longer, slower ripening season. The combination of the river stone and clay soils deliver mineral acidity and tannins with tension.
Dark cherry and berries with subtle sweet oak spice.
Ripe dark fruit is followed by a hint of briary red berries. Juicy acidity and fleshy tannins offer a lingering finish.
Tender balsamic lamb medallions with red wine & rosemary jus.
Savour now or hold for another five years.
The 2017 vintage experienced a varied ripening season of cool winds and warm sunshine, producing bright and vibrant Pinot Noir. A well-balanced crop produced focused fruit with lovely acidity. Harvest began slightly later than usual, creating a longer hang time for the grapes, thus ensuring elegant and vibrant flavours.
3 Stars – Raymond Chan
We live amongst the vineyards in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. For us it’s all about lifestyle. We’re lucky to enjoy the simple things from the land; like fresh crayfish, scallop season and wild venison. And because our wines are available in cities around the world, we also thrive on what the world has to offer. Pretty much the best of both worlds we reckon.
Our fresh accessible style of wine is made to be shared. Crisp whites, rich aromatics and reds with depth and purity.Everyday wines to enjoy on any occasion.
“When friends pop round, it’s our ‘go to’ wine. You could say it’s our house red.”
– Jack Glover
The South Island of New Zealand covers over 151,215km2 ofrugged mountains, lakes, glaciers, ski fields and rivers. As proud guardians of the land our iconic vineyards are located in some of New Zealand's defining wine regions: Marlborough, Central Otago and the Waipara Valley. Each location has been selected with care and foresight; and as a result we aim to interfere as little as possible once the grapes arrive in the hands of the winemakers. Each vintage we create a portfolio of pure, expressive, balanced, vibrant and honest wines.