Dillons Point, east of Blenheim township.
Soils: Deep, fertile, even, free-draining soils.
Even, flat site. Approximately three metres above sea level.
Maritime – proximity to the sea means this is a cooler area, with a longer ripening season.
Regional characteristics and contribution to uniqueness of flavours:
This vineyard was originally an apple orchard growing the Snap variety. The very fertile and free draining soils of this site produce extremely healthy vines. This vineyard produces fruit with intense blackcurrant and grapefruit flavours.
The fruit was sourced from a single vineyard on the fertile, free-draining soils of Marlborough’s lower Wairau area. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool of the evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.