We are a family business with a passion for creating boutique wines with distinct style and flair, using traditional French winemaking and growing techniques.
Established by Alan and Mary McCorkindale in 1996 with the planting of a small vineyard in the Waipara Valley, in the South Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Alan is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading winemakers with 40 years experience, including in Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace, the Rheingau, Hunter Valley and Tasmania. He has a long list of trophy successes in the Air New Zealand Wine Awards and the International Wine Challenge in London.
“This is the best Southern Hemisphere sparkling wine that I have ever tried. Truly amazing!”
“This is fantastic. Is it Champagne?”