Cuvée Forte

By design, this wine is unashamedly provocative. It is in no way subtle. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts, lees-stirring, and some skin contact all are accentuated by fermentation and aging in Cigar-shaped barrels.

Intense aroma of orange zest, wild herb and floral notes. Textured and complex on the palate with fine, bight acidity and a lingering minerality.



A complex bouquet both familiar and new with aromas of toasty barrel, freshly roasted nut, peach and baked apple, citrus and baking spices. On the palate a satin touch is quickly surpassed by textures from lees and barrel spices, then grapefruit and apple, some white peach and crumbled stony soil flavours. Textures from acidity and wood weave through the flavours leading to a complex and lengthy finish. 

All reflecting the tight mineral-rich soils of the upper Omaka Valley.

This wine speaks of place with ease and


Sauvignon Blanc

Aromas of citrus, white peach, wild flower and dried herbs.

The palate backs this up with a fresh acidity, supported by a dry and long minerality driven by complexity from barrel aging on fine lees.

A complex and taut wine that will reward cellaring.


Thistle Hill

Sauvignon Blanc

Bouquet of ripe yellow and white fleshed stone fruit, ripe citrus and a distinctive core of minerality. On the palate – tense, youthful, crisp and dry.

Flavours of citrus peel and grapefruit flesh, crisp apple, and a savoury dried herb.