We have yet to master the mythical ability to change lead into gold, though we do strive to transform the grapes from our family vineyards in the Dartmoor Valley region of Hawke’s Bay, using traditional winemaking techniques, into quality, hand-crafted wine – our elixir.

Specialist Chardonnay winegrowers – with over 15 hectares of this variety currently in production from our 2 vineyard sites.

Proud to be contracted suppliers to some of NZ’s leading Chardonnay-producing wine companies. We are also strong supporters of the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) programme.

Very passionate about quality Chardonnay wine – and so decided to start making a “small” volume of our own, under the Alchemy label. Call us “boutique”!

Big fans of the traditional style of Chardonnay – and have incorporated this style with some “good old Kiwi” (and New World) winemaking techniques in our own wines.

Enjoyable wines

Our aim is simply to make quality, enjoyable wines – that are still affordable for most wine-appreciators out there. We certainly hope you enjoy them as much as we do.


Wine Orbit – 5* (93/100)

” This is generously expressed and delectably delicious, showing yellow peach, mango, vanilla and butterscotch aromas on the nose, followed by a succulent palate that is full flavoured and creamy with excellent fruit richness. Opulent and plump while remaining balanced and structured. At its best: now to 2018. “

Vigne Cottage

The setting for Vigne Cottage is idyllic – it is in a superb, semi-rural location – with lovely views across the 25 acre vineyard and valley landscape.


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