Place has always been special to us. Sacred Hill grew from family land under the shade of Puketapu (sacred hill) in Hawke’s Bay. We continued our adventure in the mountains and plains of Marlborough where we established further vineyards to expand the land that gives life to our distinctive wines.The Sacred Hill vineyards in the Dartmoor Valley have been home to David all his life. Growing up on the family farm, David and his brother Mark were handy ‘free labour’ when their father Ian became one of the first farmers to diversify by planting grapes. After a stint overseas, including vintages in Bordeaux, David returned to Dartmoor in 1986 and with Mark and Tony Bish, decided it would be a bit of fun to produce their own label. Sacred Hill was born. Tony is a member of the original Sacred Hill trio. He was bitten by the winemaking bug in the early 80’s (realising surfing really wasn’t a career option). Now, 32 vintages later Tony is one of New Zealand’s most respected winemakers, with a focus on quality and texture that has seen Sacred Hill wines escalate to the front of the New Zealand wine scene.
This wine offers aromas of nectarine, guava, passion fruit and nettles with subtle fresh kelp and mineral notes. The immediate fleshiness on the palate unfolds to reveal persistent stone-fruit and nettle flavours accompanied by a lively vein of zesty acidity. Vibrant and fresh on the finish.