Like all who come here, the Lloyd Family fell in love with the other-worldly beauty of Central Otago - the land and the lifestyle.
The seed of a new future was sown; three vineyards, each planted with site specific varietals - including Central Otago’s signature Pinot Noir - allow our talented winemaker the luxury to select and blend only the most outstanding fruit each season.
On the slopes above Lake Dunstan - on land Te Kano Estate calls home, hundreds of Kowhai trees will grow - all seeded from the glorious 400 year-old native tree that has stood guard, blossoming first for tangata whenua, then for the gold prospectors and sheep farmers who followed.
Committed to rejuvenating the land and a sustainable future through re-planting and excellent stewardship, Te Kano is creating enduring sensory wine and lifestyle experiences which could come from nowhere else but Central Otago. Te Kano (Maori for seed), is for those who appreciate the rarest combination of layered elegance and sublime natural quality.