The Church Road vineyard is also home to our purpose built winery, production facilities, warehouse and administration. This 20 acre vineyard is located on the valley floor just North of the Waipara township. It is located at the lowest altitude of all our vineyard sites. The temperatures here can be a couple of degrees cooler than other vineyards and as a result the vines are slower growing and the fruit the last to ripen. The extra time during the ripening period gives depth of flavour on the palate.
The vineyard is predominantly planted in Pinot Noir with 3 acres of Sauvignon Blanc.
North of Waipara
The vineyard is on what the locals call Omihi soils, clay loam from floodplain sediment.