About This Vineyard
Our search for this very special place we call home was a journey of almost two decades. From falling for the mystery and wonder of wine, through work and study in Burgundy and around the world, to our wide-eyed discovery of New Zealand, and the five year quest for a site here that could combine all of the characteristics we so adamantly sought – marginal climate, clay-limestone soils, scarp slopes, eastern to northern aspect, etc. – finding our way home has been a ranging, rich and fascinating migration. We’ve developed four organic vineyards here over the last nine years, two of Pinot Noir, and two of Chardonnay. Their unusual shapes and differing sizes have been determined by describing, and then adhering to, discrete areas of homogenous soil and aspect. Each block is vinified and bottled separately, as an expression of its specific place.