william, murdoch, wines, hawkes, bay

In the heart of the Gimblett Gravels you will find the certified organic vineyard and winery of William Murdoch.

The picturesque 13.15 hectare vineyard consists of Cabernet Sauvignon Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Syrah.

At William Murdoch Wines the philosophy is simple; to produce beautiful, handcrafted wines of distinction that reflect terroir. This achieved by using organic practises to achieve balance and harmony in the vineyard which in return gives us vibrant, intense and beautifully balanced fruit.

The fruit is hand-picked and de-stemmed without crushing into 1-3T open top fermenters. The wines are then put through an indigenous ferment, further intensifying their distinct vineyard character. Extensive post ferment maceration takes place before being gently pressed off through traditional basket press and filled to French oak barriques and puncheons. Nothing but a little sulphur is added to the wines during their life.

William Murdoch Wines – boutique, organic and very much hand made.