Of all the world’s wine regions that we’ve worked, Central Otago, New Zealand and the Douro Valley, Portugal have inspired us most. Both locations feature epic scenery, but couldn’t be more different in climates, traditions and wines. Our goal is to spare no effort by crafting characterful wines that best reflect these regions. We hope you enjoy!
2009 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, NZ
64 cases produced - SOLD OUT
Our first wine is an excellent representation of Central Otago and the sub-region of Alexandra. The wine expresses aromas of dark cherry, spice, savory and floral elements with a velvety richness and elegant finish. The single vineyard features rolling hills of free draining deep alluvial gravel soils high in mineral content and schist. Patches of wild thyme are found on the periphery of the vineyard.
2010 Dry Riesling, Central Otago NZ
64 cases produced - SOLD OUT
Although Pinot Noir receives most of the attention in the most southern locale in the wine world, the Riesling here may be one of the most characterful found anywhere in the world. And, this wine is a fine example. It expresses aromas of white peach, melon, dried apricots, white flowers, and mineral notes with crisp acidity and a dry finish. The wine celebrates two vineyards located within two Central Otago sub-regions: the Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn.
2010 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, NZ
108 cases produced - SOLD OUT
The 2010 Pinot explores the darker and savory side of Central Otago Pinot Noir expressing aromas of red currants, sweet dark cherry, spice, savory and mineral notes with a rich and velvety texture and long finish. The wine is a blend between two vineyards, the first in the heart of the Cromwell Basin and the second along the famed Felton Road in Bannockburn.
2010 Douro DOC Vinho Tinto, Portugal
225 cases produced - SOLD OUT
Our first Chasing Harvest Douro wine made with our good friend Henrique Cizeron. It is a characterful red blend of unique Portuguese varietals including Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Touriga Francessa from vines reaching 100 years in age sourced form the historic Quinta da Costa vineyard located in the heart of the Douro region. This hand crafted wine features aromas of dark fruits, dried flowers, subtle spice and earthiness with a freshness on the palate that finishes with fine tannins.
2012 Douro DOC Vinho Branco, Portugal
46 cases produced - SOLD OUT
A unique barrel fermented and aged white blend of Portuguese varietals from an old vine 'vinha velha' field blend sourced from a couple small vineyards that are up to 130 years old. The wine expresses citrus and stone fruit aromas, minerality, and a creamy texture with an elegant finish.
2011 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, NZ
200 cases produced - SOLD OUT
Our third vintage from Central Otago, the 2011 explores yet another corner of this great Pinot Noir region. A single vineyard located at the foot of the highest peaks of the Cromwell Basin in the Mt. Pisa sub-region. The wine has a very expressive and seductive character. Aromas of dark cherry and red fruits including crushed raspberries are prevalent along with rose petal, subtle spice, mineral and earthy characteristics. It features a very rich and velvety texture.
2012 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, NZ
175 cases produced
The 2012 Pinot Noir our fourth from the region continues our exploration to find a unique and balanced expression of Central Otago Pinot Noir. Only seven barrels this wine is a careful blend of two vineyards, one along the famed Felton Road in Bannockburn and the second from the most southerly sub-region of Alexandra. The resulting wine presents aromas of red currants, sweet dark cherry, crushed raspberries, along with subtle spice, rose petal, earthy, and mineral notes. with an elegant texture and long finish.
2011 Douro DOC Vinho Tinto, Portugal
150 cases produced
This wine is a characterful red blend of unique Portuguese varietals including Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Touriga Francessa from vines reaching 100 years in age sourced form the historic Quinta da Costa vineyard located in the heart of the Douro region. 2011 was a much heralded vintage and the wine shows great concentration and intensity, featuring aromas of dark fruits and berries, with subtle mineral, earth, and mocha characteristics. The wine has great texture with good acidity and long well developed tannins.
2013 Douro DOC Vinho Branco, Portugal
45 cases produced
A unique barrel fermented white blend of Gouveio, Rabigato, and Viosinho from very old vines. The wine features citrus and stone fruit aromas, minerality, and a creamy texture with an elegant finish.
2014 Riesling, Central Otago, NZ
43 cases produced
This wine is sourced from a single vineyard in the Bannockburn sub-region. It is fermented in very old and neutral barrels and features aromas of white peach, honeycomb, dried apricots, white flowers and mineral notes. It has crisp acidity and a long finish.