Launched in 2004, Locharburn is a Central Otago venture realising the dream of owners Chris and Jenny Hill. More recently they have been joined by son Nathan who is involved full time in all aspects of day to day management of the vineyard. The family vineyard is planted on terraces near the top of Lake Dunstan in Cromwell Basin and bears the name of the stream their vines and home overlook. All Locharburn wines are crafted from grapes grown on this fully sustainable, single vineyard site. These characterful wines express the unique microclimate of the Locharburn vineyard, along with the passion and hands-on care that go into their making. Jody Pagey of Terra Santa winery and Jen Parr both add their special talents in crafting the final product.
This wine shows attractive lifted fruit aromas of gooseberry, citrus and tropical fruit with a hint of herbaceousness – typical of Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc. The wine has a hint of spiciness from partial fermentation in oak, making it ideal to enjoy with food
Beautiful Central Otago stone fruit aromas of fresh apricots and peaches with an accent of fresh lemon zest on the nose. The palate has defining acidity with creamy texture and great length. Flavours of fresh ripe lemons, peaches and hazelnuts make a rich yet refreshing wine
This Pinot Gris is wonderfully textural without excessive alcohol. Beautiful apple and pears and a hint of ginger on the nose carry through to ripe stone fruit and fresh mandarin on the palate.
This rosé presents lifted aromas of dried strawberries and raspberries, with hints of nectarine and peaches, laced with threads of dried lavender, thyme and red liquorice. The palate adds rich peach, nectarine and creamy notes. Ripe fruit characters create an impression of sweetness that lingers on the back palate
Pinot Noir 2018
Concentrated aromas of dark cherry fruit with subtle notes of dark herbs, unfolding dark raspberry notes with a little liquorice and minerals.