Herringbone Hills’ wines – classic Marlborough wines offering minerality and complexity at excellent price points – are produced for us by Winegrowers of Ara.
Ara (meaning ‘pathway’ in Maori and ‘altar’ in Latin) is a river terrace, tucked away at the elevated end of the Waihopai valley and lifted above the rest of the valley by the Wairau fault. The old, relatively infertile soils differ from other viticultural areas in Marlborough and are especially suited to grape growing.
From the start, Ara was built around a group of passionate wine people intent on realising the potential of this special vineyard. They follow strict management principles to protect the environment, principles that extend to cover everything they do, from establishing a breeding pair of endangered falcons in a secluded corner of the vineyard to membership of Sustainable Winegrowing NZ.