Felton Road Wines

Possibly the most famous and respected winery in New Zealand, Felton Road was first planted in 1992 by Stuart Elms and is now owned by one time pop impresario Nigel Greening. The winemaker from the beginning has been Blair Walter, whose training took him around the world to places as diverse as Newton in California and Domaine de l’Arlot in Nuits-St-Georges. The 32 hectares are spread across four vineyard sites, the original 15 hectare ‘Elms’ vineyard, Cornish Point, planted in 2000, Calvert in 2001 and MacMuir planted in 2012 and all are biodynamically farmed. Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir are made here, with the latter being one of the most intense examples of the grape made anywhere. All the wines age beautifully over 20 years.