Giants Winery lies at the heart of Craggy Range


Aesthetically inspired by the practical farming architecture of New Zealand

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This is where the Craggy Range experience begins.

Our TerrĂ´ir Restaurant, Cellar Door and Vineyard Cottages are all based here, as are our business offices.

Aesthetically inspired by the practical farming architecture of New Zealand and the glamour of Bordeaux. Architect John Blair, designer Pamela Brown and the Peabody family, have created something very special with locally sourced natural materials, circular and barn-like forms, a patchwork of different buildings each with their own purpose, surrounded by lakes, lawns, and of course a vineyard.

Here our most prized wine, 'Sophia' is made in its own specially designed fermentation and barrel cellars. The Giants winery is a collection of three cellars - a circular cellar called 'Sophia', where Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon are fermented separately in 8000 litre French oak cuves; a temperature controlled secondary fermentation cellar, and an underground maturation cellar, appropriately called 'The Quarry' to commemorate the battles over the best use of the Gimblett Gravels area.

The home of Craggy Range is at the base of the spectacular scarp of Te Mata Peak, with Craggy Range itself to the south east. Te Mata is steeped in the legends of the local Maori people, it is a place at once powerful but also serene.

The Legend of the Sleeping Giant
Our Giants Concert