2013 vintage awarded the 'World's Best Pinot Noir' at the 2016 International Wine & Spirits Competition in the UK. From our organic, high density Ridge Block vineyard in the Southern Valleys, Marlborough.
The journey of each Single Vineyard wine starts in a Marlborough vineyard selected for its unique terroir and climate. They are then nurtured with meticulous hands-on viticulture to ensure fruit produces highly concentrated flavour. Our winemaking expertise then allows these wines to speak for themselves, their purity becoming a showcase of the land.
Our Ridge Block vineyard was originally planted in Sauvignon Blanc, the vineyard was redeveloped after testing by a renowned French soil scientist. This showed the site was closer in profile to the Côtes du Rhône and the foothills of the French Alps, and the focus should be on Pinot Noir and Syrah. The next stage was to move from conventional plant spacing to a high density format. This high density planting equates to one vine producing one bottle of Ridge Block Pinot Noir. Ridge Block is also certified organic with BioGro New Zealand.
Single Vineyard Ridge Block Pinot Noir 2013 was awarded the Champion Pinot Noir Trophy at the 2016 International Wine & Spirits Competition in the UK, beating stiff competition from around the world. Not bad for a Pinot Noir from a young vineyard!