Akarua

Akarua

Family Owned.Estate Grown. Established 1996 A delicious range of wines which are a reflection of dramatically beautiful mountain vineyards set across two sub-regions – Bannockburn and Pisa, Central Otago. Sir Clive and Lady Marie Skeggs purchased the land for Akarua in 1995, planting began in 1996.  The name Akarua was chosen to honour the establishment of the estate; two Maori…

Martinborough Vineyard

Martinborough Vineyard

Established in 1980, Martinborough Vineyard is an iconic, pioneering producer of Martinborough with a commitment to the perfection of Pinot Noir. The first winery to plant Pinot Noir grapes in the famed region, today it is home to the oldest vines in the district. Artisan winemaking techniques, along with dedication to land preservation, and sharing a legacy of wine knowledge…

Te Kairanga

Te Kairanga

“Where the soil is rich & the food is plentiful” Established in 1984, the land belonging to Te Kairanga was originally owned by the founding father of Martinborough, John Martin. His cottage is now the TK cellar door. Fun Fact – John Martin laid out the town of Martinborough in the shape of the Union Jack! The vineyard is sustainably…

Russian Jack

Russian Jack

Russian Jack (1878 – 1968) was a much loved “gentleman of the road” who carried his life in huge sacks upon his shoulders. During fruit harvest this mysterious man was welcomed onto the farms where he picked fruit into his old age. He was honoured by the local population who built a bronze statue to his memory Russian Jack have…

Mt Difficulty

Mt Difficulty

In the early 1990’s the owners of five newly planted vineyards in Bannockburn decided to work together. The label Mt Difficulty was born – named after the large mountain that overlooks the Cromwell Basin, creating a special micro-climate for Bannockburn. The vines enjoy hot summers, a large diurnal temperature variation and long cool autumns; conditions which bring the best out…

Grove Mill

Grove Mill

Established in 1988 in the Wairau Valley by a group of local winegrowers and enthusiasts, Grove Mill is dedicated to crafting premium wines with minimal environmental impact. In 2006 Grove Mill became the first winery in New Zealand to achieve carboNZeroTM certification.  We think Grove Mill are a winery to watch – their 2019 Sauvignon Blanc won Champion Sauvignon Blanc…

Vavasour

Vavasour

“An intimate knowledge of this dramatic southern pocket of Marlborough rewards us with wines of extraordinary elegance, perfume and texture” Vavasour is the founding winery of Marlborough’s smaller, cooler Awatere Valley. In 1986, the Awatere was a distant landscape dotted with sheep and thought too extreme for vines, so Vavasour had the pick of the Valley. That risk was rewarded:…

Sacred Hill

Sacred Hill

Inspired by raw, natural beauty and a blatant disregard for convention, three renegades set out with a simple idea, to make more wine than they could drink and share the rest. “We focus on quality but we’re not into pretentiousness. Great wine should be enjoyed with friends, family and food – it’s why we started Sacred Hill and it’s still what…

Craggy Range

Craggy Range

‘We firmly believe that the wines of New Zealand can have a unique combination of fruit purity and flavour with considerable texture, elegance and balance.’ Terry Peabody Craggy Range is an iconic New Zealand winery set in the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Peak in Hawke’s Bay. Established in 1998 by the Peabody family, the winery quickly became synonymous…