The wines are extremely terroir focused, flowing through in to the winery where we endeavour to treat each lot similarly (where practical) while respecting each parcel.

 

The Martinborough vineyards are situated on the central terrace alluvial gravels. The area has approximately 600mm of rain per annum on account of the rain shadow created by the nearby mountain and hill ranges. Martinborough experiences a long growing season with warm days and cooler nights resulting in wines with less fruit and more spice.

 

The Nelson wines are now made from our organically certified home block in the Upper Moutere valley where the clay soils are some of the poorest in New Zealand. The rolling hills where the vines are planted help to create more variability and complexity in the grapes. The region has the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand and has in excess of 1000mm of rain per annum. Being closer to the sea creates a temperature buffering effect with less range in temperature resulting in more pronounced fruit in the wines.