puriri, hills, auckland, vineyard, winery

Puriri Hills makes blended red wines inspired by the wines of Pomerol and St Emilion in Bordeaux. The site has a micro-climate and soil profile similar to that of nearby Waiheke Island, which already has a reputation for producing excellent red wines.

Merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon have been planted. The newer cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc plantings are top Bordeaux clones.

The vines are hand tended and hand-picked. Sustainable viticultural practices are followed as closely as possible. The wine is fermented in open topped fermenters, hand plunged and aged in 60-80% new French oak barrels. The wines are barrel aged for 18-22 months and further bottle aged for at least six months before release.

The lodge accommodation comprises one luxurious four room suite with exclusive access for guests to all the activities of the property.