Just in time for some warmer weather, new wines from the land of the long white cloud!
We are very excited to welcome three new organic Marlborough wineries, Folium, Darling Wines & Little Goat Creek.

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Takaki Okada’s fascination with wine led him to leave his native Japan for California. Here he studied winemaking at the University of California, Davis, from there his love for New Zealand Pinot Noir’s lead him to Marlborough where he put his education to work. After 6 years at Clos Henri Vineyard Tataki decided the time was right to go out on his own, thus Folium was born.

Takaki believes leaves work the hardest in the process of growing grapes, that the plant produces the grape or wine, we just assist with the process, for this reason he named his vineyard Folium, leaf in Latin.

Takaki uses time honoured winemaking techniques to produce quality wines that express the unique nature of Folium vineyard. Originally planted in 1996, the vineyard was irrigated throughout its life, however when Takaki took over in 2010 he decided to dry farm his vines. Since 2011, most of the vineyard has been dry farmed, with the exception of 2016 vintage, irrigation for 8 hours was required due to a very dry early spring, in addition to the irrigation of young vines to allow their root system to establish.

All Folium wines are organic, with the 2018 and all future vintages being Certified Organic.

2018 Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Pinot Noir

2016 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Reserve Pinot Noir

After making great wine for other people, Chris Darling & Bart Arnst teamed up in 2007 to make great wine for themselves. With over 45 years of winemaking experience between them, Chris and Bart make regional, complex wines, that drink well on any occasion.

Chris & Bart are pioneers of the organic wine scene in New Zealand, with viticulturist Bart first experimenting with organic techniques in 1996. Bart is a founding member of Organic Winegrowers of New Zealand (OWNZ). Chris & Bart only use certified organic grapes to make their wines, they find it increases quality and gives certainty to the integrity of the wines. While limiting the impact to the soil and earth, they believe organics helps you to connect with wine that is safe and can be traced to origin.

With the use of organic techniques Chris & Bart believe they are seeing an increase in quality over time, vines are allowed to come into balance, producing thicker skins and therefore greater flavour. Wines are certified organic by BioGro New Zealand.

Recently awarded ‘Winery of the Year’ New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 2019.

LITTLE DARLING
2019 Little Darling Sauvignon Blanc
2019 Little Darling Pinot Gris

THE DARLING
2019 The Darling Sauvignon Blanc
2015 The Darling Pinot Noir

Little Goat Creek is a real place in the heart of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley grape growing region. The creek flows from the Richmond Ranges of Marlborough into Little Goat Creek. Little Goat Creek wines epitomise these factors: wines packed with flavour and showing great expression of variety.
All  wines are certified organic by BioGro New Zealand.

LITTLE GOAT CREEK
2018 Little Goat Creek Sauvignon Blanc  LUC $12.64
2018 Little Goat Creek Pinot Gris  LUC $12.64