The Vines

They say Pinot Noir is the hardest grape to grow.          But that didn't deter us, it just made the learning curve steeper. 


When we bought the property the vineyard was in pretty bad shape.  About a third of the plants had not survived, the weeds were out of control and the systems to water and protect the vines from frost were barely functioning. 


In the first couple of years, we had some amazing help from friends and neighbours as we juggled commuting between Wellington and Marlborough and working day jobs to help fund this new enterprise.


Now working in the vineyard is Kevin's domain and those vines, well they are now producing award-winning wines.


The vines take up 20% of our land, we have matched that with land set aside for establishing a wetland. 



Vineyard data

Harvest History

Updates from the Vineyard


​​​Two Rivers, Isle of Beauty Rosé 2020 
   62% of this vintage sourced from Dayvinleigh Vineyard 


Two Rivers, Isle of Beauty Rosé 2019
25% of this vintage sourced from Dayvinleigh Vineyard
Gold Medal  -  International Rosé Championship 2020
Trophy         -  Champion Rosé 2019 - NZ Wine of the Year
Trophy         - Best Rosé Wine 2019  -
                       Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition 


​​Clark Estate Dayvinleigh Rosé 2018
Exclusively Dayvinleigh fruit


​Clark Estate Dayvinleigh Rosé 2017
   Trophy for Champion Rosé - Romeo Bragato Awards
   Gold Medal -2017 Romeo Bragato Awards
   Silver Medal - 2017 International Wine Show 
   Silver Media - 2017 Marlborough Wine Show
   Bronze Medal- 2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards
Clark Estate "Upper Wairau" Pinot Noir 2017
Bronze  - NZ International Wine Show 2018
Bronze - New World Wine Awards 2018
Clark Estate Clericus Pinot Noir 


Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir


Villa Maria Private Vin Pinot Noir


​Bird Wines Big Barrel Pinot Noir
Bronze - 2016 Romeo Bragato Wine Awards


Bird Wines Big Barrel Pinot Noir


Bird Wines Big Barrel Point Noir
 Double Gold - San Fransisco International Wine Competition
scoring 96 points


Kim Crawford Regional Reserve Pinot Noir


Allan Scott Cecilia Rosé Methode Traditionnelle NV


Allan Scott Family Winemakers’ Les Joues Rouges


Allan Scott Cecilia Rosé Methode Traditionnelle NV.


Pernod Ricard Stoneleigh Pinot Noir.

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