Vineyards

INDEVIN PURCHASES HIGHFIELD ESTATE TERRACE DOWNS VINEYARD

As part of Indevin’s ongoing focus on building its Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc supply base, we are delighted to have purchased the established Terrace Downs Vineyard from Highfield Estate.

This prime 78 hectare (190 Acre) vineyard located at “Centre Valley” has the Wairau River running the length of its Northern boundary. The vineyard is located on two river terraces consisting of friable stony silt loams over gravels. “We’re really happy to have to secured another well-established vineyard in a proven Marlborough sub-region” commented Indevin CEO Duncan McFarlane, “This vineyard along with the plantings we’ve undertaken over the past two years adds further certainty to our long term supply base and complements nicely the excellent relationships we enjoy with our community of Marlborough growers.”

Indevin has experienced strong growth in the UK and US markets over recent years and has been bolstering its grape supply base to support future aspirations. Indevin Executive Director (Export and Wine Supply) Phill Dagger explained; “Our offshore partners have huge confidence in the future of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and we’ve collaborated with them on their long term plans and aspirations. Acquisitions such as this add further certainty and confidence to all concerned”.

The winemaking and viticulture teams are looking ahead to the 2015 harvest with a keen interest in what the latest addition to Indevin’s stable will add to the mix when it comes to producing our 2015 wines.

INDEVIN VINEYARD DEVELOPMENTS

Shane Speakman (GM Viticulture and Supply) has taken on the challenge to develop three new Marlborough vineyards this year. The Waihopai Vineyard and Selmes Road property will be planted with 30 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc apiece while Grantham Street vineyard at Grovetown, is 15 hectares in size and will also be planted with Sauvignon Blanc. All three vineyards will be planted this year and are expected to reach full production by 2018. 

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