Quality wines start in the vineyard. It was with that clear vision that Daniel and Ursula Schwarzenbach moved to the top of the South Island in 1998 and searched for land for almost two years, before purchasing their 20ha block in Tasman on the scenic Coastal Highway. The gentle north-facing slope, the Moutere clay soils and the mild maritime climate were immediately appealing. In the winter of 2000 they grafted their own vines to plant the first 4ha of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir in the following winter. Over the years they added Riesling, Gewürztraminer and the Italian red variety Montepulciano into the mix. Born in Switzerland but living in New Zealand since age 9, Daniel began his career as a medical chemist and microbiologist in NZ and the UK, before deciding that winemaking was the path he wanted to go down. He is committed to sustainable/organic winemaking, with very few additions/adjustments made to the wines themselves.
What The Critics Say
Winemaker notes on current vintage
"Mouth-filling and smooth our Pinot Rosé 2017 bursts with crushed strawberries and red cherry flavours leading into an off-dry, finely textured finish."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 vintage)
"The weighty 2015 vintage was partly estate-grown, hand-picked and partly (15 per cent) oak-aged. Pale pink, it is vivacious, with generous, peachy, strawberryish flavours, in a slightly sweet style (6 grams/litre of residual sugar), with good body. Drink now and over the next year." Drink 2016 - 2017
91/100 Bob Campbell (2015 vintage)
"Pretty pale pink Rosé with watermelon, strawberry and a suggestion of floral (rose petal?) and crushed herb flavours. Vibrant wine in an off-dry style. Interesting and attractive Rosé." Drink 2016 - 2017
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