First planted in 1981 with what is now amongst the oldest Riesling vines in Marlborough, our Wairau Valley vineyard is based on warm, well drained stony soils.
The alluvial soils of the estate were formed by the sedimentation of the Wairau River. In the warm centre of the valley, with a low rainfall and relatively low frost risk, we can harvest controlled yields at desired ripeness. Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are all grown on our Wairau Valley estate. Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are also sourced from select contract growers in the same valley.

We take a low impact approach to vineyard management with a lot of hand work and a strong environmental focus avoiding systemic chemicals and planting flowers to encourage biodiversity. Accredited as a sustainable vineyard and winery under the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand program, our estate vineyard is also Certified Organic through BioGro NZ Ltd – further reflecting our efforts to bring things back into balance.

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