Left Field wines are the birthplace of the unexpected, the weird and the wonderful. They take a whimsical approach to exploration, creativity and imagination.
The birthplace of the unexpected,
the weird and the wonderful.
The winery is situated in the sacred Gimblett Gravels, a gift left behind from the trails of the old Ngaruroro River, which meandered through the region until a huge flood changed its course in 1867.
Under the watchful eye of winemaker, Richard Painter, a sense of exploration runs deep at Left Field, just like the ancient Ngaruroro River winding its way through the Gimblett Gravels, always seeking a different path. When it comes to winemaking, curiosity reigns and rules are made to be broken, weaving together a rich tapestry to bring forth Left Field wines.
Why we think Left Field is special
- Wines that push varietal or regional boundaries for New Zealand.
- Bold quirky labels that catch the eye and invite exploration
- Richard Painter’s calm unassuming demeanour belies a seriously talented winemaker.
- The winery restaurant is a real hidden gem.