Formally known as The Antipodean it was purchased by the Whitmore Family in 2004 and the property was rebranded as Mount Tamahunga Vineyard in 2007.
2007 also saw Sam and the Whitmore family take over full responsibility for both the running of the vineyard and the winemaking.
Mount Tamahunga is a local landmark, being the highest peak in a range running from the coastal township of Leigh inland. It is a prominent feature in the vineyards outlook. Tama meaning son or youthful and hunga meaning eruption.
There are two labels in the Mt Tamahunga family – Tama being the more youthful wine with an earlier drinking style and Mount Tamahunga, the reserve that will mature well with cellaring.