Byrne Wines was created in winter 2012 when the opportunity to lease the Rushbrook Vineyard came up…  The chance to make some wine of my own was too good to pass up.

The 2013 wines were the first vintage under the Byrne label, hand crafted from pruning the vines, to wrapping on the labels, and everything in between…

I’m passionate about Northland, it’s home, and we can make bloody good wines!

My partner Tereza is from the Czech Republic, she moved to NZ in 2011 and fell in love with the laidback lifestyle Northland has to offer.  Now she’s stuck here! Leafplucking, pruning, and trying to keep track of everything.  Making wine is a team sport, we’ve had so much help getting this little label going…

As a winemaker I feel duty bound to repay all the help we’ve had by making the very best wines I can.  To my mind that is about taking a global perspective to Northland grapes, taking a few risks, and creating wines with a difference.  Interesting wines, with character and complexity, not perfect wines, but wines with intrigue and beauty.

Our wines are designed to be savoured, with good food, and good company..


Ben & Tereza

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