grava Wines Ltd was founded in 2014 by experienced winemaker Alistair Gardner, his wife Karla Falloon and her family. The well-established vineyard sits on the alluvial soils of the Southern Wairarapa in the heart of the winegrowing region of Martinborough. It produces high quality wines from Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
Grava (Spanish; = gravel) encapsulates the essence of grava wine production with our grapes grown on gravelly alluvial soil. Alistair has spent over ten years working extensively across various wine regions in Spain, including Galicia, Segovia, Toro and Malaga. He brings this broad experience with different climatic regions, diverse grape varieties and varied winemaking traditions to a New Zealand region renowned for high-quality wine production.