Nelson, New Zealand
In late 1990, a young couple left Auckland behind for a rural pocket of Nelson, encouragingly named 'Hope'. Swapping city for country life, Andrew and Jenny took on a 4 hectare property, determined to create something of their own. The vineyard had been roughly established in the 70s by a pioneer amateur winemaker.
Tody, Greenhough continues to look foward. The next vintage is always on the horizon, a new frontier.
Winemaking is premised on fruit quality, preserved and subtly influenced. At the heart of the Greenhough range, low yelds, a hands-on approach to grape growing and individual small batch winemaking combine to express with integrity the characters of vineyard, variety and vintage. The process is a collaboration between vineyard and winery, an approach which balances innovation with intuition. Our winemaking is respectful of the character of the fruit harvested and attuned to wine style.
There is an on-going conversation around ‘hands-off’ or ‘natural’ winemaking. We do believe in wines made with minimal interference but we also believe in the creative instinct and the influence of the winemaker in crafting style and character. This is the constant challenge and intrigue that winemaking offers us. Something of ourselves comes through in every vintage. Each wine presents its own face, influenced by chance and design, a composite of environmental and human factors – its place and people.