Prophet’s Rock was founded in 1999, with the goal to find sites in Central Otago like no others.
Two vineyards were established in the Bendigo sub-region: The Prophet’s Rock Home Vineyard and, subsequently, the Rocky Point. Both are steep and elevated, and each is distinctive – The Home Vineyard with its rare mix of soils, including schist, clay and chalk, and Rocky Point with its stony ground and almost treacherous slopes.
“In the winery, though, we find our muses in the old houses of Europe…”
Winemaker Paul Pujol refined his trade working in France’s classical wine regions, the Languedoc, Sancerre and, crucially, Burgundy and Alsace.
His traditional aesthetic — respectful, patient, vineyard-focused — resonates in the wines, and frees them to express the unique tenor of the sites. His winemaking is a sensitive, site-driven, and empathic approach which aims to express the beauty of the place rather than pronounced winemaking characters.
Each glass, then, embodies both the old world and the new, past and present unified by place.
You can read more about Prophet’s Rock and their wines here.