A region of deep fertile soils and abundant sunshine, Gisborne produces distinctive aromatic wines and is the destination for sparkling base wine, such as the internationally acclaimed Lindauer. The region is unique for its “dry farming” as the heavy clay soils retain moisture even during the hot summer months and don’t require irrigation of the vines.
Located in the Ormond region, the Ormond vineyard has a significant history and was the base for the Wohnsiedler winery many decades ago. The water holding capacity of the fertile Waihirere silt soils and the ease at which the root can gain access to it, means irrigation is unnecessary. The end result is the generous body and weight of Indevin’s premium table wine.
Situated in the Ormond valley, the soil profile at Whitmore Estate is a combination of Makaraka heavy silt loam and Makauri clay loam. With rolling hills surrounding the vineyard, frost is common and an extensive frost irrigation system has been installed to protect the exquisite mix of Bordeaux red varieties and Chardonnay sparkling wine.
The soil profile at Indevin’s largest vineyard is a rich Kati clay loam, which produces the distinctive tropical aromatics, from Chardonnay and Pinot Gris to the delightfully aromatic Gewürztraminer.
Located not far from the Patutahi vineyard, the Saints vineyard is our second largest on the Gisborne plains. Here the rich, heavy Kaiti clay loam allows the vines to grow with increasing vigour.
Our closest vineyard to the sea, Riverpoint Estate enjoys a cooler macroclimate and Matawhero silt loam soils, which are rich in nutrients and allow the vines to freely grow down to depth. This combination of climate and soil produces aromatic table wine styles.