From fruit grown on our vineyard on the northern bank of the Wairau River, this wine represents the premium savuignon blanc we produced in the 2004 vintage. Blended from several parcels from the vineyard our focus was to create a wine with elegant rich fruit palate not usually observed in wines from this variety.
While Bill and Ross Spence were the sons of a winemaking father, but decided not to follow his winemaking path. They began in a ragged tin shed in West Auckland, in 1974. The wines they released from that first vintage immediately placed them amongst the leading group of innovative winemakers. Chardonnay and Gamay Teinturier were not common varieties in New Zealand at that time, and it was the first time Sauvignon Blanc had ever been... View More