Vineyard

Vineyard

“Muritai”, meaning “Sea Breeze” in Maori, nestles between the bluffs of Blind River half a mile from the sea in the cooler Awatere Valley. There are recognized differences between the wines of the Awatere and Wairau valleys. Awatere wines are...

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2015 Vintage

Lower yields and warm, dry weather led to an early harvest and the very best quality. The season leading up to the 2015 harvest was unusual. Cool, wet weather at flowering naturally reduced crops, so we didn’t need to manage...

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2014 Vintage

Expectations of a crazy early season were fueled by the earliest flowering for five years, but 2014’s heavier yields delaying ripening. Our total focus on managing yields to maintain quality led to us dropping the equivalent of over 100T of...

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