Wines of Nelson, New Zealand
Old House Vineyards is a family owned vineyard in Upper Moutere, in the Nelson region of New Zealand.
It is owned by Ian Bathgate, his wife Jeanne and two sons from the U.K. Ian has been a long-time wine enthusiast, having collected wine since he was young.
There are around 17 hectares of vines, half planted to Sauvignon Blanc and the remainder in approximately equal parts to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Everywhere on the vineyard you will see New Zealand Fantails (Maori name, Pīwakawaka). These friendly little birds hop around, chattering to you, as you work in the vines. It seemed only right that they should also appear on our labels.