We’ve carefully selected vineyards around Hawke’s Bay that are perfect for the wines we make, in the style we love. All vineyards we source fruit from are either Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand accredited or organic.
The Mangatahi vineyard site is inland, moderately elevated and stunningly attractive. We source fruit from aged Mendoza Chardonnay vines from this site which has free draining shingle plains sloping gently to the flinty Ngaruroro River. The 30-year-old vines consistently produce outstanding Chardonnay with wonderful fruit intensity, balanced with beautiful fresh acidity.
Soils in the Bridge Pa Triangle are based on free draining red metal gravels overlaid by alluvium. We source old vine Chardonnay and old vine Merlot and Syrah from this special site. The reds are very distinct with outstanding texture and concentrated darker fruit characters, providing excellent blending options.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are sourced from selected sites on the gravelly soils of the old Ngaruroro River which are free draining and low in fertility, resulting in struggling vines producing fruit of great concentration. Protected by Roys Hill, these vineyard sites are real “hot spots” and perfectly suit these grape varieties, creating structured wines that age well.
Beautiful and sheltered, the Dartmoor Valley site is inland and elevated with natural terraces. The vineyard has sandy loam over gravel soils, left behind as the Tutaekuri River eroded its path to the sea. From here, we source Syrah and Chardonnay, both with vibrant fruit characters and fresh acidity – perfect hallmarks of these wines.