drumsara, central, otago, vineyard, winesofnz

Many years ago during a holiday to Port Douglas John and Audrey Matheson became great friends with the owners of a sugar plantation called ‘Drumsara.’ Here they enjoyed delicious food, fine wine and friendly hospitality during this holiday. The plantation was named ‘Drumsara’ after their home town in County Derry, Ireland.

Some years later John and Audrey set themselves a challenge of planting a vineyard and producing top quality Pinot Noir. When deciding on a name Drumsara came to mind as it evoked thoughts of what was important to them: family, friends, food, wine and the enjoyment of life.

Today, John spends most days down on the vineyard working with Garry, our extremely talented viticulturist. To achieve great results many hours of work is spent on the vines and as a result there is always a job to be done. John is so proud of the vineyard that he is more than happy to show you around if you are in the area.

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