New Zealand summers have plenty of heat and sunshine, but it’s at nightfall when the magic happens. When the sun dips below the horizon and takes its warm kiss away from our islands, the temperatures quickly drop. That’s when you get reminded that we are a small cluster of islands in the middle of the pacific, surrounded by water that mixes with the Southern Ocean. This brings cold night time temperatures for the grapes, capturing the intense flavour and elegant acidity levels. Creating one of the longest grape growing seasons on earth – and those unmistakable, remarkable zesty flavours, and fragrances that are the hallmark of our wines.