We pride ourselves on producing high quality, varietal wines. Alongside the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, all wearing the Lake Chalice Wines label, are Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Late Harvest or Botrytised Riesling.
Sauvignon Blanc and now Pinot Noir wines from Marlborough, New Zealand, have earned worldwide recognition for their zing and vibrant flavours, but
other varieties and styles also deserve attention.
Two of our directors Matt Thomson and Chris Gambitsis are also our winemakers ensuring a "hands on" approach. The wine is now made at South Pacific Cellars, a joint venture winery. With our own barrels and tanks on site at this state-of-the-art, 2500 tonne complex, we can enjoy the modern facilities and laboratory of a large winery, while retaining the critical hands-on winemaking traditions of a boutique business.
Look for the Lake Chalice Wines' distinctive label, featuring the rare, endemic New Zealand falcon, karearea. We define "Platinum" as more like: single vineyard, our own vineyards, top flight as well as made to be aged. The "Raptor" label: small parcels of fruit, maybe from single vineyard, that stand out as excellent or superior examples of a particular variety, in the past that has been Sauvignon Blanc, but we don't see the Raptor label being limited to Sauvignon, there could be a Raptor Pinot Noir in our future.