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Welcome to Jurassic Ridge


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Welcome to Jurassic Ridge


A Special Destination -

Winter time: Our Cellar Door is open for tastings and sales 11am to 6pm Friday through Sunday. However, appointments may be arranged on other days if we are available, by calling us beforehand on 021-1888-638

Come and taste some unique and special single vineyard, cellar-aged, natural, 'slow wines', while they are still available!

 

AUTUMN ON THE RIDGE.........

AUTUMN ON THE RIDGE.........

'Natural' wines', 'authentic wines', not 'mucked about with' wines - whatever winemakers call them, our visitors generally remark -  'Wow that's different'' or, 'I have never tasted a wine like that before''. As James Goode MW says 'natural wines smell better, taste better and are better for our planet'.

The keys to individuality and expression of our unique terroir are growing great grapes in the vineyard using intensive, impeccable, but sustainable viticulture and the best of organic principles, combined with minimal intervention/additions by the winemaker ie keeping the winemaking as simple and as clean as possible. Minimal or no crushing, no fining with animal products, low sulfite protocol, nil chemical residue program, gentle hand plunging in small batches and extended cellar ageing to allow slow natural development in the bottle. Fine wine takes time!

In other words we aim to express our turangawaewae - or sense of place - by allowing the vineyard to do the talking. Our vineyard sits on the site of a once huge mountain ridge of Jurassic greywackes, so you just might taste 155 million years of geological history in your glass!