The name Dog Point dates from the earliest European settlement of Marlborough and the introduction of sheep to the district. “These were days of few fences, of boundary riders and boundary keeping dogs”. Shepherds’ dogs sometimes became lost or wandered off and eventually bred into a marauding pack which attacked local flocks. Their home was a tussock and scrub covered hill, overlooking the Wairau Plains, designated by the early settlers as Dog Point. Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable wine-growing experience of Ivan and Margaret Sutherland and James and Wendy Healy. Our philosophy is total involvement by the partners from the vineyard through the winemaking process to marketing regionally distinctive and vineyard expressive wines.
Straw in colour. The bouquet exhibits ripe citrus, minerality, hints of roasted nuts and toasty aromas together with savoury overtones derived from extended contact with yeast lees. A rich full-bodied wine displaying flavours of ripe citrus, nuts and figs with a chalky textural yeast complexity, resulting in a stylish wine with balance and length.