Lime Rock Wines
Lime Rock specializes in Pinot Noir on limestone slopes in CHB. The small 10ha vineyard has spectacular views over the plains to the west and the Ruahine ranges. Other varieties include Gruner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Gris.
Cellar door is open Saturday and Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm November-February.
Our philosophy is based on protecting ecological processes within the vineyard by not disturbing the soil structure. Rodger has a Masters degree in Rangeland Ecology and has worked with biodiversity for over 20 years and calls himself a Vit-ecologist rather than a Viticulturalist!! We do not cultivate or rip our soils, and always maintain plant cover under the vines to protect the soil surface from erosion. Weeds are recognised as nutrient recyclers, and their roots keep the soil pores open and can tap into the deeper nutrients, bringing them to the surface in their leaves. Our vineyard site consists of… Continue reading →