Harwood Hall Wines
With Harwood Hall, two of New Zealand’s best winemakers use their extensive winemaking experience to make lip-smackingly good boutique wine just the way they’ve always wanted to.
Digger Hennessy and Corey Hall craft Harwood Hall wines by hand, using small quantities from the best Marlborough and Central Otago fruit they can get their hands on. They either grow the fruit themselves or get it at mate’s rates from friends. That way they can be sure to over deliver on quality.
Harwood Hall gives you their interpretation of New Zealand’s signature white and red varieties, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Central Otago Pinot Noir. They also make adventurous versions of Pinot Gris, Viognier and Syrah, all from Marlborough.
Digger and Deb Hennessy are based in Marlborough. Corey and Megan Hall are in Auckland. So there’s always one of them on hand to personally guide the growing, making, bottling and distribution of Harwood Hall wine.
Harwood Hall is not the plaything of some bored millionaire. It’s the precious product of two working winemakers and their families who throw themselves heart and soul into making boutique New Zealand wine. To bring you the best wine they can at a price that makes it easy to enjoy.
Our HistoryHarwood Hall arose when two winemakers and their families joined forces to pursue their passion for wine.
Digger Hennesy, former Chief Winemaker Mt Riley, had a vineyard and wanted to make wine with his own fruit. He also wanted to create a great lifestyle for his wife Debs and their kids.
Corey Hall, former Chief Winemaker at Matua, already had his own business with his wife Meg, producing wines under the Gem label. However, they wanted to add another brand to the portfolio.
Digger and Corey had known each other for years, dating back from when Digger offered Corey his first winemaking job in 1996.
Joining forces allowed them to pool their resources and add another level of expertise and energy to the enterprise. Their aim was to produce top quality New Zealand wines that were affordable and approachable.
They established Hennessy Hall Wine Co in 2008 as a consultant winemaking and viticulture business, as well as producer of Harwood Hall wines. (Given their surnames, you may wonder why they didnt just call it Hennessy Hall. Simple: Theres a cognac called Hennessy and nobody likes a court case!)