Map Maker Wines
Map Maker wines are contemporary Marlborough wines produced from the Staete Landt vineyard on Rapaura Road. 'Map Maker' honours discoverer Abel Tasman as the first European to discover and 'Map' New Zealand in 1642. The wines show intense aroma's and flavours and deliver broad palate weight with lingering finish and attractive minerality. The first Map Maker wines were produced in 2008 for the Canadian market and they are getting worldwide acclaim for their beautiful expression of the Rapaura terroir and their elegance.
Map Maker wines are produced from the Staete Landt vineyard on the old riverbed soils of Rapaura, Marlborough. The vineyard is divided in 18 different watering blocks and has won the Marlborough District Environment award for its use of the scarce resource water. Furthermore the vineyard has been sustainable since 2005, we compost under vines, we plant wild flowers in between rows. The headlands don't get sprayed by Council but mowed by us. We strongly believe the way into the future for NZ Winegrowing is in sustainable growing and producing wine. Continue reading →