Blind River is a small sub-region found South of Awatere. Arguably the harshest environment of all the valleys, this area is particularly windy and dry. The station that our vineyard is located on was once named Atacama after the driest desert on Earth, in Chile.
There is a strong coastal influence here and it is known to be one of the driest sub-regions in Marlborough. The soils are deep, free-draining loams over clay-mixed gravels, giving Sauvignon Blanc concentrated herbaceous notes.
On the western side, this property has rolling hills with open spaces perfect for planting world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. In the coming months, we will begin development with the aim to make premium single vineyard wines that truly express this beautiful sub-region.