Spring Grove, Nelson
Above the vines fly a pair of New Zealand native falcons after which the vineyard is named. Wines are produced from single block, handpicked grapes which reflect the character of the land on which the vines are grown.
The 8.10 hectares of vines are located in a unique setting in the high sunshine, temperate, cool climate area of Spring Grove south of Nelson in Tasman Bay. Sauvignon Blanc vines are located on the rich, organic silts and gravels of the Wai-iti Valley below and are protected by the Estate’s mature Totara forest. The Pinot Noir and Syrah vineyard is on an elevated, north facing, free draining ridge of Moutere Gravel terrain where the high sunshine, free airflow and frost free situation lends itself to producing premium quality grapes.
Sustainable viticultural practices employed include close planting, balanced soil characters, grassed vineyard, careful cane selection and bunch control along with limited irrigation and spraying. Combined, these elements deliver premium quality, full-flavoured vine ripened fruit.
The Moutere Gravel terrain of Tasman Bay is renowned for producing premium, full-bodied reds with excellent, balanced concentration, minerality and dark berry characters.
Falcon Ridge Pinot Noir 2016
- Gold - Global Pinot Noir Masters , London 2018
- Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 2017
Falcon Ridge Syrah (limited) 2016
- Gold & Trophy - Air NZWA, New Holland Champion Exhibition Red Wine 2017
- Silver - NZ International Wine Show, 2017
- Trophy - Air NZWA 2017
Falcon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2016
- 5 Stars - Harpers New Zealand Wine Stars, London