Esk Valley Estate sources grapes from both its own vineyards and from contract growers.
Traditional methods allied with modern know-how enable the winemakers to make wines with texture and complexity. Small batch winemaking prevails and open-topped concrete fermenters are used for the production of the hand-made red wines. Chardonnays are barrel fermented and red wines are barrel aged for a minimum of one year with the ‘Great Dirt’ Collection wines spending around 18 months or more in French oak barriques.
Crafted New Zealand Wine