Pinot Noir Specialists.
Making wine since 2006 on a carefully selected 4 hectare plot on Dublin Street, Martinborough. Gold and silver medal wines plus five star ratings from Bob Campbell of The Real Review. We also produce Rose, Chardonnay and Iced Pinot.
Our wines can be ordered online, We deliver throughout New Zealand and internationally.
We produce 1000 cases of high quality pinot noir each year.
Tasting by Appointment Only
Open by appointment only. Enjoy a vertical tasting of our pinot noirs. Allow an hour and a half. Ring to find out days and times available.
Ann's studio is situated behind the Tasting Room. She continues her active involvement in art making after a career in art education. Her latest series of richly coloured, ebullient work explores the alchemical nature of the winemaking process.
Boutique vineyard and winery
We are a small family owned vineyard in Martinborough in the lower North Island of New Zealand. Martinborough was the first place to grow Pinot Noir successfully in New Zealand. It is ideal for Pinot Noir with a special climate - low rainfall, good heat in the summer but rarely above 31 degrees, long warm autumns with little rain and cool nights. Our terroir consists of silts over tight clays, wet in winter and rock hard in summer with tight gravels below.
Martinborough Pinot has similar phenolics to Central Otago Pinot except Martinborough wines have one less of the fruity characteristics and two more that express forest floor, savoury and mushroom characteristics.
Our vineyard was planted in 2001 with 10 acres of Pinot Noir Dijon clones – 777,667,114,115, Clone 5. 777 clone has chocolate characteristics,Clone 5 brings spices and 667 brings structure and soft tannins. We blend them together to produce our single estate wine.
Our plants have been grown without irrigation This leads to plants that put their energy into the fruit and not into the vegetation. We produce small succulent berries with intense fruit flavours and spicy and savoury characteristics We wait until the grape is truly ripe, This means the brix (sugar levels) levels are between 23 and 25 brix. The aim is to produce ripe fruit with a medium alcohol level.
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Our Olive oil is produced from Tuscan and Greek varieties. The 2018 oil is rich, dark green in colour with a dash of pepper. Fabulous with salads, drizzled on bread or vegetables. The oil is very fruity and truly delicious.