awa, valley. wines, auckland, vineyard

Situated in the Awa Valley in Kumeu, west of Auckland the vineyard enjoys a unique climate, with a lower than average rainfall and a mean temperature range of 10°. The site offers ideal conditions especially for Merlot and Chardonnay grapes.

The winemaker is Shayne Cox who is producing some exciting wines using traditional French methods.

Rex Sunde has been retained as the viti-culturalist and under his guidance two blocks have replanted, one in Merlot and the second in Chardonnay.

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