It’s a place that we love

The vineyard was gradually established between 2001 and 2004. It sits on an almost square site of steep to rolling land, surrounded by conservation reserves. The views are towards the striated cliffs of the old gold mines to the South and towards Queenstown up the Kawarau Gorge to the West.

Row of vines, with nets at the ready

"Row of vines, with nets at the ready"

Across the river, the Clutha valley stretches to the Lindis with the spectacular Pisa and Dunstan ranges flanking West and East. The homestead sits in the midst of the vines, ensuring close attention to vineyard management. The intimate relationship with the vines and the work involved in production is deeply satisfying. It’s a place that we love: – to wake up each morning to such superb vistas is a great experience.

Pinot Noir from the vine

"Pinot Noir on the vine"

The land faces North, has long sunshine hours and a complex mixture of gravels and clays. Viticulture practice is to give hands on attention, limited irrigation and low cropping to produce exceptional fruit. Our grapes are single estate and so are fully representative of our individual soils, and each particular growing season. The resulting wine is blended each season from selected clones within the vineyard. Hand work is predominant – pruning, shoot and bunch thinning, bud rubbing, leaf plucking, and harvesting are all by hand. Gate 20 Two is a certified sustainable vineyard and all due care is taken to adhere to those independent standards.

Order our wine

You can purchase wine from our vineyard by going to the orders section of our website.