8 Ranges Wines
8 Ranges Wines is a boutique brand established in 2001, offering premium quality and excellent value in the restaurant and boutique wines market. All grapes are estate-grown and hand-picked from our Tussock Ridge Vineyard. This certified sustainable boutique vineyard is located high on a rocky, gravel terrace overlooking the Alexandra Basin of Central Otago. The uninterrupted views of 8 Ranges of mountains inspired the name.
The many award-winning wines exhibit the skills and experience of talented french winemakers Anthony Worch (vintages 2006 to 2009) and Lucie Lawrence (2010+).
The Pinot Noirs are Burgundian in style with savoury and dried herbal
Research has shown that Central Otago used to be clothed in many native species of trees, bushes and flaxes. Fires appear to have ravaged the area in the past 7500 years and only a few remnants of original vegetation remain. We have planted the areas surrounding the vineyard (over half the total area) in native species which would have been prevalent before the Maori and European arrival. You will find Kowhai, Totara, Ti (Cabbage Trees), Coprosma, Kanuka, Manuka, Corokia and a range of divaricating species. An extensive collection of over 100 South Island harakeke and wharariki (native flax) cultivars has… Continue reading →