‘de la terre’ – literally ‘of the earth’ is a reference to both the vineyard soils and the earth brick construction used for our winery and cellar door.
Visitors can expect an intimate experience in a unique winery. We offer full and informative tastings and guests are often invited to step through into our production area to learn about our winemaking techniques and philosophy which may include a tasting of unfinished wines from tanks or barrels.
Virtually all the building work was done by us – from laying the mud bricks and fitting the cedar roof shingles, to making and installing all joinery and cellar door furniture.
Tony has over 30 year’s experience as a winemaker. Leaving the corporate winemaking world in 2005 to establish this unique boutique winery, he currently works as a winemaking consultant for a number of clients throughout New Zealand and overseas.
Kaye and Tony Prichard – Owners and Winemakers