Joanne Costar and Andrew Sutherland planted their first vines in 2006 after a long search around the hills of Upper Moutere for a site that incorporated the proven Moutere clay gravels and north facing slopes.
We are small because this allows us to be directly involved in working the vineyard through to making the wines ourselves. We appoach making our wines in a traditional way, preferring not to use winemaking additives to enhance or modify what nature provides us with each season. In this way our wines provide a vinous record of each year and are more interesting for that reason.
Cheers Joanne & Andrew
A few words about our label.....
The art on the label was created by Brian Poole - more of his stuning botanical etchings can be found at http://www.etchart.co.uk.