One of Hawke’s Bay’s greatest strengths is its geographical and climatic diversity, and that’s why we love making wine here.
This varied landscape provides an environment in which to grow a number of varieties for an array of wine styles. We’ve chosen some of Hawke’s Bay’s greatest vineyard sites; from our most inland on ancient river terraces at Mangatahi, to the alluvial valley floor at Bridge Pa and finally on the coast at Te Awanga.
At our highest and most inland vineyard at Mangatahi, closest to the mountains, we grow Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Cooler nights provide our vines with the conditions they need to produce fragrant, complex and concentrated wines.
Bridge Pa is where we have our largest plantings of Syrah and our only Viognier vines. These are some of our hottest blocks, crucial in ripening these varieties fully.
At Te Awanga on the coast we grow Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, with a maritime climate that ensures bright acidity and a long growing season.
Currently, over half the grapes we grow are certified organic, with plans to be in full production in the near future. We believe this makes a massive difference to the way our wines taste and how good they are.