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.

2015 CHARDONNAY

Wine Orbit – 5* (93/100)

“The inviting bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, rockmelon and citrus characters with nuances of vanilla and cedar. The palate delivers excellent fruit weight and rounded mouthfeel, wonderfully enhanced by stylish oak infusion and creamy texture. The wine is generous and flavoursome, with plenty of ripe fruit flavours backed by elegant complexity. At its best: now to 2019.”

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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