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Blake Family Vineyard was established in 2000 with the sole aim of creating a world class single vineyard Bordeaux-style red wine from the premium stoney soil in Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

The foundation of the wines is crafted under the guidance of Mark Blake, the owner, along with assistant winemaker Jason Exposto.

We have identified the key ingredients used by a handful of small artisan producers in St Emilion, Pomerol and the Napa Valley to create wines of incredible quality. The decision to create something unique in the Gimblett Gravels winemaking district in New Zealand was taken only after other international locations were evaluated.

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