Pinot Noir gets its name from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black,’ reflecting the dark-hued skin and pine cone-shaped bunches. With a long history dating back to Burgandy in the 1st century, Central Otago is now home to some of the world’s finest pinot noirs.
Pinot noir flavours express the story of the land or Pinot Noir terroir.
Our vineyard sits high on a dryland plateau above Clyde township under under the watchful eye of Leaning Rock, Haehaeata. We experience soaring summer and freezing winter temperatures. It is here, on the very edge of winemaking viability, that our vines thrive and reward with spectacular wine of outstanding flavour and quality.