Vineyard Block: Cairnmuir White
Block Name: Cairnmuir White
Situated on the lower terrace of the vineyard and one of the cooler blocks. Planted with Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Sandy well draining soils are well suited to the low vigor root stock.
- Cairnmuir White
Height above Sea Level: 219 – 221 (very flat)
Aspect & Orientation: North West
Soil breakdown: Sandy alluvial flats.
Year planted: Chardonnay 1999 and Pinot Gris 2007
Variety planted: 1.8 hectare Chardonnay and 2.17 hectare of Pinot Gris
Clones: Chardonnay is clone 15, Pinot Gris is Lincoln Berry Smith (high vigor)
Trellis System: 2 cane VSP
Final Wine Destination: Akarua Chardonnay and Akarua Pinot Gris