Alpha Domus winery was established by two generations of the Ham family. It all began in 1989, when the family purchased 50 acres (20 hectares) of bare land on the western Heretaunga Plains in the Hawkes Bay. Planting began in 1991, with advice from a top viticulturist. The vineyard was initially planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Chardonnay Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Later, Viognier and Syrah were also planted.
All Alpha Domus wines are single vineyard and estate grown. The Ham family is committed to producing premium quality wines that are "true to varietal character and are a reflection of their unique terroir". The brand's name was inspired by the first initial of each Ham family member's names; Anthonius, Leonarda, Paulus, Henrikus and Anthonius (Jr).
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet
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