THE BONELINE

THE BONELINE is our watercourse to strange pasts - The river and the permeated landscape - The charcoal poem of ancient bones - The fossil's hieroglyph - A deep and local telepathy of watercourse and strata - Wine grown on the shoulders of giants - made here with humility and heart.
Named to reference the nearby K-T Boundary Line that evidences the global catastrophe of an asteroid impact on Earth, the end of the Mesozoic Era and the extinction of the dinosaurs. Our wines' labels feature fossils discovered in the Waipara River dating back as far as 65 millionyears.

Wine styles

Sustainability Stories

VITICULTURIST LINDSAY HILL IS A NZ FLAX FANATIC

Biodiversity

We never envisioned this project as a monoculture, consequently we have planted vines in suitable pockets of differing river terraces, soils and microclimates. Surrounding these pockets, land is grazed by cattle and sheep, or used in our biodiversity projects. Through our working relationship with Wai-Ora Landscapes (NZ native and regenerative plant specialists) we have encouraged regeneration of matagouri, coprosmas, and rare mulenbeckia astonii on the steep banks of our terraces. These host populations of NZ skinks and geckos, and rare native moths. Lincoln University uses Waipara West as a native moth and butterfly trial. Several cluster plantings of native trees,… Continue reading →

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  • Address: 376 Ram Paddock Road
    RD 2
    Amberley
    North Canterbury, 7482
  • Postal: 376 Ram Paddock Road
    RD 2
    Amberley
    North Canterbury, 7482