Based at the mouth of the Brancott Valley in the acclaimed Southern Valley’s sub-region, Poplar’s Vineyard is dedicated to growing our Chardonnay.


Planted in 1992, the Chardonnay vines, made up of 100% Mendoza, sit on free draining alluvium over a complex clay profile. Requiring little to no irrigation except in the very driest of seasons, Poplars Vineyard receives relatively low rainfall compared to the northern side of the nearby Wairau Valley. A certified organic vineyard since 2012, the resulting fruit from this site shows great vibrancy and intensity with flinty, mineral undertones, and a creamy textured finish.

POPLARS

Clone: 100% Mendoza
Vine age: 28 years old
Irrigation: Requires little to no irrigation
Frost: Spring frost prone
Location: Southern Valley
Terrain: Valley floor, flat aspect
Soil profile: Free draining alluvium over clay
Year of conversion: 2009-2012