Welcome to the home of Cambridge Road Vineyard, a small, 5.5-acre estate in the esteemed Martinborough Terrace Appellation in the North Island of New Zealand. We are the newest stewards of this vineyard, which was first planted in Pinot Noir and Syrah grapes in 1986 and was previously known as the Fraser Block. The vines are amongst the oldest in the country and we continue their management with love and pride. For us, small means beautiful. We focus our time and energy on perfecting and beautifying our land and cultivate it according to natural biodynamic principles. Our commitment is to making fine, handcrafted wines through meticulous viticulture and traditional winemaking techniques. I believe wine first and foremost is one of life’s great pleasures, by the wonder of natural design however it’s also a medicine and part of a happy healthy life. With this in mind I embarked many years ago on understanding the grape vine in its natural state, and how as a grower I can allow the vine to flourish with only the assistance of natural encouraging inputs. My search led me to Biodynamic growing and James Millton in Gisborne on his advice I took the time to train in the science & art over a year in Hawkes Bay. This way of farming while unbelievable to many, does work, it brings me closer to the land than ever before and I believe it brings a quality unsurpassed by other means of agriculture when conducted correctly and intelligently.
Deep dark fruits mingle with hints of smoked meat, herbs and olive tapenade, again you’ll find a saline nuance to its character and our trademark silky tannin expression. Too young to write much more about just yet but rest assured this wine will take you on a serious journey of flavour over its long lifetime.