"In Marlborough's Wairau Valley most vineyard rows run perpendicular to the old braided riverbed deposits. At the northern end of the Woolshed Vineyard slight humps and hollows often lead to differing canopy densities, producing great depth and diverse flavours in the fruit".
- NEV GANE
The Woolshed Vineyard
The Woolshed vineyard is situated west of Blenheim in the shelter of a steep sided triangular hill called the 'Delta'. This feature protects the vineyard from the frosts in spring and the different aspects of the slope produce fruit which makes for exciting blending options.
Named after the original Woolshed building which is now our vineyard office and trade hosting facility, fruit from this vineyard goes into our Single Vineyard Woolshed Sauvignon Blanc and our Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. We are also harvesting Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grapes from vintage 2015.
Clay and Loam
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir + Pinot Gris
Upper Wairau Valley, Marlborough
Brayden, Ollie & Sandy
Clay and loam soils. Some blocks contain stony seams and ridges.
Rainfall per Year
Average Sunshine Hours
7.5 hours of sunshine a day(annual average)
Average Max Temperature
The average summer temperature is usually around 25 degrees celsius; with the odd days in summer reaching 30 to 35 degrees celsius.
Average Min Temperature
During winter, the days average 7.2 degrees celsius. Night time lows in winter can go as low as -1 to -5 degrees celsius.
94.5ha Sauvignon Blanc
6.3ha Pinot Noir
4.7ha Pinot Gris
Sauvignon Blanc (UCDI or Mass Selection), Pinot Noir (Clones Abel, 5, 114, 777, 666), Pinot Gris (Clones 2/15, 2/16, 40/A, Lincoln BS)
First planting November 2001 (61ha), 2003 (23ha) & 2007 (16ha)