Our 2017 wine is based almost entirely on our Kumeu vineyard, with just under 1% fruit from our Limeworks vineyard in Hawke’s Bay. Vintage 2017 will long be remembered for the series of unusual rain events that passed through the Auckland region. Through either good luck, or good management, we managed to harvest our Pinot Gris block riper than we ever have! We were very excited about this! The fruit looked great and it was a delight to hand harvest on 6th and 7th of March. Tank fermentation and a period of lees contact have produced a wine that has Pinot Gris’ wonderful transparency, accompanied by glorious weight and texture.