Situated just 5 kilometres east of Martinborough village, Escarpments 24 hectares of distinctive alluvial gravel, terraced land stretches out along the banks of the Huangarua River.
Overlooking the vineyard are the Aorangi Ranges, the very hills made famous by Kupe the great Polynesian voyager who discovered New Zealand, according to Maori legend. Kupe left his three canoes, Nga Waka, on top of the range, giving rise to the now familiar landmark of the district, the Nga Waka-o-Kupe or three flat-topped hills on top of the range, which resemble unturned canoes. This warrior and his story provide the inspiration for the vineyards distinctive brand and logo.
Escarpments aim is simple: to continually produce the very best of tomorrows definitive New World wines. Complexity texture and structure are key words (and motivators). Under Larrys leadership the team aims to reward wine lovers with progressive and suggestive wines that encourage them to venture to the edge of wine loving and appreciation.
- Escarpment Pinot Noir 2004 (International Wine and Spirit 2006, New Zealand wines gold and silver medals)
- Escarpment Pinot Noir 2004 (International Wine Challenge 2006)