Vineyard Block: Kawarau
Block Name: Kawarau
One of Akarua's most important blocks and named after the great river that borders Bannockburn, the Kawarau. Consistently some of the winemaker's favourite fruit and the pinot noir is usually destined for the Reserve Pinot Noir.
Hectare: 3.76 Chardonnay and 3.5 hectare Pinot Noir
Height above Sea Level: Graduates from 245m – 265m
Aspect & Orientation: South East / North West Facing. Quite steep.
Soil Breakdown: Young alluvial, schist based sandy/silt and sandy loams.
Year planted: 1996
Variety planted: Chardonnay clone 6 and Pinot Noir clone 13
Clones: Chardonnay clone 6 & Pinot Noir clone 13
Trellis System: 2 cane VSP
Final Wine Destination: Reserve Pinot Noir, Akarua Pinot Noir & Akarua Chardonnay