The Hawke’s Bay region has high sunshine hours and warm summers, which are ideal for the production of premium grapes, especially the Bordeaux reds like Merlot. Our two vineyards are spread over a range of mescoclimates and soil types.
Twin Rivers Estate
Planted on fine sandy loam off Sissons Road in Te Awanga, the vines of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for sparkling based wines are vigorous in growth and don’t require irrigation. Twin Rivers is prone to frost and frost fans were added in 2013 for maximum protection.
Phoenix Estate & Phoenix Extension
Adjacent to the Tukituki River in Havelock North, the fine sandy loam, river bed and sandy silt soil at these vineyards is considered to be lighter than Twin Rivers vineyard and the majority of vines are Merlot for Bordeaux red production. Both vineyards require irrigation solutions to reduce vine stress in the summer heat.