Immigrant's Vineyard is a 19ha vineyard, 16 ha planted, in the Alexandra Basin - Central Otago. The vineyard is owned and operated by Roland and Lucienne van der Wal. Originally from the Netherlands, they immigrated to New Zealand in 1986. With a background in hospitality and supermarket retailing, they changed direction and bought the vineyard in February 2013. Most of the grapes are contract grown, with a small amount used to start the Ruru label.
Vineyard experience, out-doors, low-key
At the present we are open by appointment only for vineyard visits and tastings.