Hettinga Estate is a boutique winery, founded in 2000 on the former Bute orchard in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
The Estate covers approximately nine hectares, of which eight hectares are planted with vines, producing an average 80,000 litres of wine per year.
Our choice of location was mainly due to the excellent Heretaunga soil; the legacy of an ancient riverbed. This soil is mainly sandy – loam, number six, well drained with a ground water table of 1300 – 2300 mm below surface. Soil type and local conditions provide an excellent combination for the production of premium wines with rich flavour. Annual climate differences, the flowering period, soil management, water supply, leaf plucking, thinning, chicory between the rows and time of harvest allow for subtle variations per vintage.