Bendigo, Central Otago

With our vineyards painted the colours of Autumn, a tapestry of yellow, burnt orange, crimson and dusty brown leaves crunching underfoot, the last of the Home Vineyard grapes for the 2020 vintage were picked on the chilly morning of Sunday the 26th of April. What better time to tell you about this amazing vineyard and the wine that comes from it?

Our steep Home Vineyard site is almost 400 meters above sea level and one of the highest altitude vineyards in Central Otago. Carved out by a glacier 600,000 years ago, it is a rare mix of soils including schist, clay, limestone and chalk.

Four of our outstanding wines come from this picturesque spot including our no compromise obsession, our Home Vineyard Pinot Noir. Picked by hand and sorted in the vineyard, the grapes are then taken to our newly built winery, only a few hundred metres
away, to be processed. Our Home Vineyard Pinot Noir is 100% destemmed and goes into tank for fermentation.

We use indigenous “wild” yeasts found in our vineyards for
fermentation as we believe it gives the wines a true sense of our site. Very gentle extraction is used during fermentation before the wine is pressed and put into French oak barrels for extended aging. The finished wine is bottled unfiltered and has amazing cellaring potential.

Buy Home Vineyard here or see what the critics have to say.

96 Points
James Suckling

This is a scintillatingly rich expression of Pinot Noir that offers such intense ripe red and dark cherries, as well as crushed violets, stones, meaty nuances and spicy aromas. The palate has a very
juicy and rich feel with a sleek, fresh finish. So concentrated and seamless. Drink now or hold. Read more at JamesSuckling.com.

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5 Stars
Michael Coopers Buyer Guide

Mouthfilling, it is notably savoury and complex, with ripe plum, spice and nut flavours, concentrated, silky-textured and sustained. A very graceful, full-coloured and sweet-fruited wine, with youthful, concentrated, complex flavours, showing lovely richness and harmony.

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18.5/20
Jane Skilton MW and Emma Jenkins MW, Independent Wine Monthly

A complex array of aromas: leaf tobacco, sweet spice, morello cherry and doris plum with plenty of smart new oak in support. The palate is saturated with fruit, layers of flavour and silky tannin
create a powerful weighty style of pinot noir that has impressive depth and length, plenty of freshness too. See full review here.