Established by Stewart Elms in 1991, the estate comprises three vineyards: The Elms, Cornish Point and Calvert, totalling 32 hectares of vines, all in Bannockburn, Central Otago. The cool mountain climate and a variety of unique soil types enable us to grow Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir, allowing each to find a distinctive expression of place.
Our search to make great wine is leading us on a path of always seeking to reduce what we do.
Through organic and biodynamic farming of our estate, we try to remove any harsh influences upon our vines and let them express themselves as openly and naturally as possible through their fruit.
Through winemaking that only employs native yeasts, gravity and a little music, our wines grow up to express their own personality, not that of the winemaker.
The result is, hopefully, the expression of just three things: a unique place, the grapes that are grown there, and the native yeasts that turn the fruit into wine.
Nigel Greening - Proprietor
Blair Walter - Winemaker
Gareth King - Viticulturist
Average Production: 12,500 cases annually
FELTON ROAD, BANNOCKBURN, CENTRAL OTAGO, NEW ZEALAND