New Wine Release, 2022
Introducing our new Vineyard Blend 2019 and Okurukuru Rose 2022 🌿
The Vineyard Blend shows cassis, dark plum, dried herb and roasted nut characters on the nose. It's succulent and plump on the palate, delivering generous mouthfeel and chalky tannins leading to a lengthy structured finish. Our Okurukuru Rose 2022 displays golden apple, grapefruit, orange peel and subtle spice aromas, gently lifted on the nose leading to a nicely rounded palate.
Over the past year, our groundsman Danny has completed an ambitious project in certain areas around our man-made lake. The plants displayed in this image are: birds of paradise, canna lilies, miniature flax, grasses and belladonna lilies. There are also a variety of native plants on the bank area.
Taranaki Wedding Industry Awards, 2020
Our Chalets were highly recommended by the "Taranaki Wedding Industry Awards" for accommodation. We pride ourselves on delivering top-quality service and luxury accommodation with your utmost comfort in mind.
We have tried various grape varieties since we started. Initially we planted Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Chardonnay, and a selection from a local hobby grower identified as Pinotage. Unfortunately only the Pinotage identified being hardy enough for our exposure. In more recent times we are trialing some small planting of Gewürztraminer and Albarino.
Interestingly we had the "Pinotage" DNA tested and it would appear it is Plantet, a Siebel selection bred for cold conditions. While we are not cold the thick hairy leaves and very tight bunches explains why it does so well in our very exposed situation.