Alchemy is the medieval art of transformation. 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.
We specialise in Chardonnay
We are specialist Chardonnay winegrowers – with over 15 hectares of this variety currently in production from our 2 vineyard sites – and are contracted suppliers to one of NZ’s largest wine companies. We are also strong supporters of the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) programme, and look to meet or exceed all of their standards and objectives throughout our operations.
Combining 'Burgundian' and New World techniques
We are extremely passionate about good-quality Chardonnay wine – and hence decided to start making a “small” volume of our own, under the Alchemy label. We are big fans of the “Burgundian” style of Chardonnay – and have incorporated this, together with some good old Kiwi (and New World) winemaking techniques, into crafting our wine. We certainly don’t scrimp on the raw materials and processes used in making Alchemy wines, as we strive for a top-quality end product.
Our aim is simply to make quality, enjoyable wines - that are still affordable (frequently hopefully!) for most wine-appreciators out there. We certainly hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.