We are an artisan Vineyard and Winery located in a picturesque cul-de-sac valley nestled at the foot of the Christchurch Port Hills. In 1998 five hectares were planted exclusively with Pinot Gris. Sheltered on three sides by hills clad in forestry, and fully open to the Nor’West, the valley enjoys a special micro climate. Summer works and harvesting are done by hand, with the help of Members of the Cracroft Residents’ Association.
Alessandro and Wilma Laryn, who immigrated from Italy in 1996, own and manage the property.
We are accredited sustainable.
Groups are welcome by appointment, for a comprehensive vineyard and winery tour, with tasting and nibbles. A small fee is requested. A visit to our cellar door is a full immersion in the world of grape growing and wine making, 15 minutes from the center of Christchurch. Eftpos available.