Gate 20 Two
Gate 20 Two is a family owned vineyard, situated on rolling slopes at the base of the spectacular gold diggings in Felton Rd. Bannockburn in Central Otago. Established between 2001 and 2004, we have 3 hectares of Pinot Noir and 2 hectares in Pinot Gris.
Most of our crop is contracted to Mt Difficulty winery, but our desire to extend the quality achieved in the vineyard through to a finished wine led to the Gate 20 Two brand, with the aim of creating first class wines of distinction.
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The land faces North, has long sunshine hours and a complex mixture of gravels and clays. Viticulture practice is to give hands on attention, limited irrigation and low cropping to produce exceptional fruit. Our grapes are single estate and so are fully representative of our individual soils, and each particular growing season.…
Gate 20 Two is owned by Pauline and Nigel McKinlay, who fell into the business purely by the accident of purchasing a house site in Felton Rd. and discovering that, if Bannockburn is regarded as the jewel in Central Otago’s wine-producing crown, then Felton Rd. is the star. It seemed a waste to not make use of such a wonderful site.…