The Mere Road Vineyard, is the second vineyard in the portfolio in the sub-region surrounding & encompassing Gimblett Road has its own micro climate with Roy’s Hill blocking the prevailing winds and cloud formation, as well as heat retention and reflection from the stony soils during the warm days over summer. This Block is Twyford Type 1 Gravel, meaning there are burms of pure Greywacke all over the site. This lead to us calling the block Onewa, meaning Grey Stone in Maori.
This unique terroir allows extended ripening and enhances the fruit characteristics of the berries, producing generous flavour, balanced acids and consistent physiological ripeness. This Onewa site has Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah planted. This vineyard gives us additional high quality fruit to play with in the winery to pair with our Gimblett Road Site.