Vineyard Block: Lakeview
Block Name: Lakeview
The highest elevation in the vineyard with expansive views over Bannockburn and Lake Dunstan below. Sparse soil volume and nutrient levels that require empathetic vineyard management but rewards with fruit that is destined for the Akarua Pinot Noir.
Height above Sea Level: 271 – 323m
Aspect & Orientation: North/South than most of our other blocks. Steep, variable contours and sharp changes in elevation.
Soil breakdown: Contains more broken schist than any other block so management for water and nutrients more critical here than on lower and flatter blocks.
Year planted: 2000
Variety planted: Pinot Noir
Trellis System: 2 Cane VSP
Final Wine Destination: Akarua Pinot Noir