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

2018 Vintage

- in production

2017 Vintage

- Clark Estate Dayvinleigh Rosé

   Trophy for Champion Rosé - 2017 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

  Bronze  - NZ International Wine Show 2018

  Bronze - New World Wine Awards 2018

- Clark Estate Clericus Pinot Noir

2016 Vintage

- Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir

2015 Vintage

- Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir

2014 Vinage

- Bird Wines Big Barrel Pinot Noir

  Bronze - 2016 Romeo Bragato Wine Awards

2013 Vintage

- Bird Wines Big Barrel Pinot Noir

2012 Vintage

- Bird Wines Big Barrel Point Noir

  Double Gold - San Fransisco International Wine Competition (scoring 96 points)

2011 Vintage

- Kim Crawford Regional Reserve Pinot Noir

2010 Vintage

- Allan Scott Cecilia Rosé Methode Traditionnelle NV

2009 Vintage

- Allan Scott Family Winemakers’ Les Joues Rouges

2008 Vintage

- Allan Scott Cecilia Rosé Methode Traditionnelle NV.

2007 Vintage

- Pernod Ricard Stoneleigh Pinot Noir.

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