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Dirt and Rocks... the Soul of Great Wine.

2015 is the International Year of Soils as declared by the 68th UN General Assembly to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystems functions.

At Craggy Range we revere the impact of soils in our wines and do everything we can in the vineyard to ensure the health of the soil can contribute to the character of the wine. Every vineyard has a permanent diverse sward grown between the rows, sometimes alternated with rows of cereals, mustard, alyssum, phaecelia or buckwheat to build organic matter, improve soil biology or provide nectar for beneficial insects.

Read more about why soil is so important to us...

If there is one aspect of terroir that has more mystery, embellishment and adornment feted on it than any other, it is dirt or as some say, soil. Some even think that terroir is just about soil however some previous writings on this matter have clearly disproved that analogy. Soil is simply the underground factor of terroir and probably because what it contributes can be microscopic and unseen, it is the most difficult to understand.... Read More

New manager for Terrôir Restaurant, Craggy Range

One of New Zealand’s most experienced restaurateurs has been appointed manager at Craggy Range Winery’s award winning Terrôir restaurant in Havelock North.

John Logan brings to the role more than 20 years’ experience in hospitality in the UK and New Zealand, most recently as restaurant manager at Auckland’s enduring O’Connell St Bistro.... Read More

Rob Fyfe joins Craggy Range

Craggy Range today announces that Icebreaker CEO Rob Fyfe is joining the award winning winery in a newly created position of strategic advisor reporting to the board and CEO Michael Wilding.

Mr Fyfe has been working in a consultancy capacity with Craggy Range, for more than 12 months. The move formalises his involvement with the winery that was recently named the New World Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast.... Read More

Craggy Range wins prestigious global wine award

Wine Enthusiast Magazine names Craggy Range its 2014 New World Winery of the Year

A New Zealand winery founded on the premise of creating a 1,000 year family dynasty has been awarded one of the globe’s most prestigious wine awards.

Hawke’s Bay’s Craggy Range Winery has taken out the New World Winery category at the prestigious Wine Enthusiast magazine’s Wine Star Awards, a remarkable accolade so early in the wine producer’s odyssey.... Read More

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