First Hand Quality

Our wines receive the personal care you can only get when your winemaker, Simon Barker, and viticulturalist, his wife Vanessa, live on the vineyard.

Vineyard

Our Single Vineyard and Estate-Grown wines are grown on River Rock and clay half a mile from the sea in Blind River. A cooler and dryer microclimate, in one of the windiest spots in Marlborough, lowers yields and delays maturity. More cool fall evenings and larger temperature differentials help develop the aromas and flavors that give our wines their unique intensity.

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Winemaking

Our belief is that winemaking starts in the vineyard and that fruit carefully tended and managed using sensible, sustainable methods requires minimal intervention from the winemaker to show its potential. The result is wines of quality with unique flavour profiles - wines with a crispness and minerality not found elsewhere in Marlborough.

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Sustainability

We are certified under the Sustainable Wine Growing program (SWNZ), but we try to do more. Our microclimate reduces the incidence of disease. Continuous care and careful soil management help us cut treatments further. Our mantra of Minimal Intervention drives us to keep our vines healthy and productive with minimal impact on our environment.

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Vineyard

Our Single Vineyard and Estate-Grown wines are grown on River Rock and clay half a mile from the sea in Blind River. A cooler and dryer microclimate, in one of the windiest spots in Marlborough, lowers yields and delays maturity. More cool fall evenings and larger temperature differentials help develop the aromas and flavors that give our wines their unique intensity.

Learn More

Winemaking

Our belief is that winemaking starts in the vineyard and that fruit carefully tended and managed using sensible, sustainable methods requires minimal intervention from the winemaker to show its potential. The result is wines of quality with unique flavour profiles - wines with a crispness and minerality not found elsewhere in Marlborough.

Learn More

Sustainability

We are certified under the Sustainable Wine Growing program (SWNZ), but we try to do more. Our microclimate reduces the incidence of disease. Continuous care and careful soil management help us cut treatments further. Our mantra of Minimal Intervention drives us to keep our vines healthy and productive with minimal impact on our environment.

Learn More

Vineyard

Our Single Vineyard and Estate-Grown wines are grown on River Rock and clay half a mile from the sea in Blind River. A cooler and dryer microclimate, in one of the windiest spots in Marlborough, lowers yields and delays maturity. More cool fall evenings and larger temperature differentials help develop the aromas and flavors that give our wines their unique intensity.

Learn More

Winemaking

Our belief is that winemaking starts in the vineyard and that fruit carefully tended and managed using sensible, sustainable methods requires minimal intervention from the winemaker to show its potential. The result is wines of quality with unique flavour profiles - wines with a crispness and minerality not found elsewhere in Marlborough.

Learn More

Sustainability

We are certified under the Sustainable Wine Growing program (SWNZ), but we try to do more. Our microclimate reduces the incidence of disease. Continuous care and careful soil management help us cut treatments further. Our mantra of Minimal Intervention drives us to keep our vines healthy and productive with minimal impact on our environment.

Learn More

Sometimes, the hardest thing to do is nothing.

Simon Barker, Winemaker