The Goldie Wines philosophy is simple - great wine is born in the vineyard.
Careful site selection, sustainable viticultural practices and meticulous vineyard management, including innovative trellising and low yields, ensure the production of exceptionally high quality grapes.
The Estate owned Waiheke Island vineyards extend over 12 ha of free-draining clay based hillside soils and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, viognier and 7ha Chardonnay.
Nicky Wellington, Viticulturist
Goldie Wines has been an initial participant in the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand Scheme. This scheme has been widely adopted throughout the country to provide a “best practice” model of environmental practices in the vineyard and winery. Through these practices our objective is to address our own, and consumer, concerns in matters pertaining to the environment and winegrape production. We also aim to improve vineyard management and wine quality through these sustainable practices.
With 30 years of experience in winegrowing, the Goldwaters recognise the importance of soil and vine health and wherever possible choose organic or ‘soft’ practices within this sustainable framework. Soil and plant analysis is completed regularly and close vine monitoring extends throughout all areas of the vineyard.
Goldie Wines' focus on careful vineyard management has ensured the wines have vibrant fruit characters, harmonious balance, elegant structure and exceptional concentration. Balance is fundamental. The grapes are analysed daily prior to harvest and then hand picked in small batches.
Goldie Wines combines old world traditional wine making techniques with modern day technology to achieve outstanding and memorable hand-crafted wines.