Black Estate is a 16-hectare property, of which 8 hectares is vineyard. Planted in 1994, the vineyard rests on a gentle slope of Omihi, Waipara. It is a family-owned vineyard on the warm, sunny slopes of the Waipara Valley, where the vines grow through clay and limestone soils to produce intense wines completely expressive of this site. Since the first harvest in 1999, Black Estate vines have produced complex and elegant fruit with dense weight and considerable length ? hallmarks of the site. To maximise the expression of site they employ considerable handwork throughout the season.
Waipara, New Zealand