... a small "Mum and Dad" business dedicated to producing the finest Pinot noir wine possible from the terroir of Central Otago. Catherine Brown is the better looking half of the partnership, while Crawford Brown brings a lifetime of experience in beverages to the business. In his previous life, he was Master Brewer (NZ) for Lion Nathan, and prior to that, Speight's Brewery manager for a number of years.
Right from the beginning, when the bare land was bought in 1997, the partnership has maintained a philosophy of putting quality first, regardless of the cost, and regardless of how much that hurts! Although tough at times, the reward of producing stunning wine overcomes the hardships and makes it all worth while!