Our Riesling is sourced from the distinguished Ashmore Vineyard, located where the Wairau Valley and Southern Valley sub-regions converge.

This established north facing vineyard receives all day sun, and coupled with cool Marlborough nights, makes for ideal cool climate growing conditions for our Riesling fruit. The free draining, deep alluvial silt loam soil profile, overlying a clay sub soil, means that very little irrigation is required, even in dry years. Ashmore Vineyard was planted in 1997 with conversion to organics beginning in 2009, and full certification achieved in 2012. Riesling fruit from this vineyard offers a vibrant aromatic, citrus profile, with notes of red apple, melon and fresh herbs.

ASHMORE

Clone: Unknown
Vine age: 23 years old
Irrigation: Requires little to no irrigation
Frost: Low frost risk
Location: Wairau Valley
Terrain: Valley floor, flat aspect
Soil profile: Free draining silt loam overlying clay
Year of conversion: 2009-2012