Low yielding deep gravels, warm days and cool nights under the big southern sky - that's the secret to these complex and expressive wines.
Started Big Sky Wines in 2005.
We had returned to New Zealand from living in France, and we knew the time was right to pursue our longheld ambition – to make world class, hand crafted wines, that give true expression to the character of their place. And that’s what we are doing.
We are a small, family-owned vineyard, making limited production hand-crafted wines from our low cropping single block vineyard.
We were drawn to the Te Muna valley. It’s a very special place. On the high alluvial terrace of Martinborough’s Huangarua river, its deep gravels, low rainfall, warm days and cool nights make it ideal for growing pinot noir -- we think it is amongst the best in the world, and that’s reflected in our wines.
People ask “why 'Big Sky'?'. Well, just because it is … those cloudless summer days out here that seem to go on forever, or those clear clear nights with the stars nearly close enough to touch. Come by for a visit, and you’ll understand.