Heritage Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2022



Featuring 30 year old vines planted over free-draining silt/clay loams, the Heritage Vineyard produces Sauvignon Blancs of typical Marlborough intensity, bolstered by elevated acidity and steely textures.


The Heritage Vineyard is planted on silty loams overlying a clay sub soil. Its layered profile is free-draining, a result of historical flooding from the Wairau River across the valley floor. It has been certified organic since 2012.


Grapes are harvested and pressed straight into stainless steel. After settling for three days the must is racked and fermented, 15% of which is done in old French oak. The wine sees 5 months in tank before bottling without filtration.


The 2022 vintage started off with good growing conditions. However, significant rainfall during December and February produced some growing challenges with vine work paramount to retain high quality fruit.

Tasting Note

Aromas of ripe freshly cut citrus fruits, reminiscent of pristine lemons and oranges, intertwined with lifted aromas of spring blossoms. Not a simple example of this sought-after style, the palate shows excellent concentration, poise, and length.



Grape Varieties

Sauvignon Blanc







Suggested Retail Price



"Vivid acidity"

James Suckling - November 2, 2023

"Ruby grapefruit, pineapple slices and lily followed by celery and fresh nettles. Medium-bodied, mouthwatering vivid acidity. Vibrant and refreshing. From organically grown grapes." - J.S 11/23

Wine Enthusiast - November 13, 2023

Winter 2024 Issue 

Trade Materials

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