Vineyards

Rushbrook Vineyard

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200 metres up overlooking the Bay of Islands, the Rushbrook vineyard is a cool, low vigour site.  Equally blessed and cursed with a constant cooling breeze, usually from the southwest, this site is the latest ripening in the BOI.  Yields are low, and flavours are intense, in a good year the fruit can be exceptional.

We have five clones of Syrah; Mass Selection, 470, 174, Grippat A, and Grippat B.  One clone of Viognier, 642, on two rootstocks, 420A and 3309C, and a few rows of Chambourcin on its own roots.

This is where we get grapes for the Waingaro Syrah, and Waingaro Viognier.

Fat Pig Vineyard

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The Fat Pig Vineyard is located at 177 Puketotara Road.

This is where we source our Puketotara Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Puketotara Syrah.  Again it’s a relatively cool site by Northland standards, although sheltered so the late afternoons get very hot.

 

 

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