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Annual Home Block Harvest coming soon

Summer is in full swing in Gibbston. We’re getting a generous dose of long, warm, sunny days and cool nights, and our Home Block vines are flourishing. Come May, it will be time to harvest this iconic site, and we hope you can be there.

Each vintage, we host Le Maitre Day where Wine Club members are invited to join us in celebrating our heritage as pioneers of the Central Otago wine region by handpicking fruit from these treasured vines.

The morning pick is followed by lunch at the winery restaurant and other festivities to honour this annual event. The exact date is yet to be determined as it’s based on when the fruit is ready for picking. An official invite will be sent out closer to that time.

Home sweet Home Block

Home Block was planted by Gibbston Valley Winery founder Alan Brady, in 1983. Fruit from this site produced Central Otago’s first commercial vintage with the release of Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir in 1987. Winemakers, growers, critics and connoisseurs from around the world took note, and the rest as they say, is history.

Today, Central Otago is a world-renowned winemaking region notable for producing a number of varietals, especially Pinot Noir.

In 2014, Home Block was certified organic by BioGro New Zealand and produces several organic wines including our single vineyard Le Fou Riesling, La Dulcinée Gewürztraminer and Le Maitre Pinot Noir.

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This site continues to amaze us by producing high-quality fruit with natural balance born from vine age and a deep root profile. This wine is a product worthy of deep and lengthy contemplation.

We hope you can join us at Le Maitre Day 2016 for more history in the making.

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