Church Road is home to our purpose-built winery, production facilities, warehouse, and administration. It’s also the location of two 15-acre vineyards each planted in Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. These vineyards are located on the valley floor just North of the Waipara township. They are located at the lowest altitude of all our vineyard sites. The temperatures here can be a couple of degrees cooler than other vineyards and as a result, the vines are slower growing and the fruit the last to ripen. The extra time during the ripening period gives a depth of flavour to the palate.
The vineyard is on what the locals call Omihi soils, clay loam from floodplain sediment.