Source: Millar Road

Source: Millar Road


Marlborough, New Zealand

A producer of certified organic, naturally vinified, low sulphur white and skin-fermented white wines from a north-facing hillside estate in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Hayden Penny is the winemaker and viticulturist.

Their philosophy relies on great terroir and traditional processes. They aim to make all wines as naturally as possible in order to produce true terroir-driven wines by using all indigenous yeast gathered in their vineyard for fermentation, while adding nothing to the wines other than a little sulphur befor bottling. There is no fining of the wines and no filtration the skin-fermentation from the 2015 vintage onward. The focus is to produce dry aromatic and skin-fermented white wines in a very clean and direct style.

The vineyard is an amazing site for viticulture being on a north-facing hillside with slopes up to 30 degrees. Lime-rich clay and volcanic influenced soils lay the groundwork for the 19.4 hectars, 8.9 planted in vines.