Sacred hill vineyards
Hawke's bay, new zealand
Brothers David and Mark Mason, and winemaker Tony Bish, founded Sacred Hill Vineyards in 1986. The vineyards are situated in the Dartmoor Valley of Hawke's Bay on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island.
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Hawke’s Bay is one of the warmest regions in New Zealand, enjoying a warm Maritime climate, with low rainfall and high sunshine hours during the growing season. This climate is ideal to grow later ripening grape varieties including Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, planted on the Gimblett Gravels, a free-draining former riverbed that is home to some of New Zealand’s finest red wines. As a family-owned winery, Sacred Hill have always been respectful of their environment and are accredited members of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.
Winemaker Jack Cornes creates a range of deliciously rich flavoured and textured wines using stainless-steel and oak in a modern winery. “Our vineyards are unique; all we do is enhance what we get from them and the result is something spectacular” - Jack Cornes.
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