In celebration of Organic Wine Week, we’re sharing stories from those people are champions for organic winegrowing in New Zealand. First up is Mandy Weaver, founder of Churton along with her partner and winemaker Sam Weaver.
This story doesn’t involve a family, an ambitious couple, or a maverick winemaker. It involves a friendship that started in an empty paddock and grew with a vineyard.
In 2019 Whitehaven will celebrate its 25th year in business. They were founded after the owners, travelling by boat, took shelter in the Marlborough sounds during a storm.
Spectacularly located on the edge of Lake Dunstan in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago, Misha & Andy Wilkinson’s 57-hectare estate has a ’no compromise’ philosophy across all aspects of viticulture and winemaking.