Marlborough, New Zealand
Proprietor: Sam and Mandy Weaver
Year of Establishment: 1997
Size of Estate: 22.5 Hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 85,000

Website: www.churton-wines.co.nz

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Importer: Whole Bunch Wines (NSW) (tristan@wholebunchwines.com.au) and Footprint Wines (VIC) (nigel@footprintwines.com.au)


 

Churton makes highly individual and characterful wines that are the

expression of its unique site and terroir. The history of the company

combines the old world fine-wine experience of winemaker, Sam Weaver, with a wonderful hillside site in Marlborough.

 

The vineyard is certified organic and is run using a biodynamic philosophy.

The close-planted, hillside vineyard has 18 different blocks, each making the most of different slopes, aspects, soil structure and drainage.

 

Our biodynamic management allows the expression and interpretation of this terroir to be maximised. In short the estate is run in a highly detailed manner that is more akin to an old world domaine. The wines we make demonstrate depth and texture, length and focus, where fruit has its part to play but is not a dominant factor. We produce vins de terroir and not vins de technique. 

 


 

VINES

Churton

Size
22.5 Hectares
% of your production
100%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Irrigated mostly
Soil/s
Clay/loess
Varieties planted
Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Petit Manseng
Training system
Single and double guyot
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations (5003X /year, 501 1-4 X /year, CPP, Biodynamic compost), manure, green manure, mulch, humus (through natural build up).
Pest control
Some sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
Started in 2006

 

 
 

Wines

Pinot Noir

2015
Variety
Pinot Noir
 

Sauvignon Blanc

2016
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
 

Churton Viognier

2015
Variety
 
 

Churton Petit MansenG

2015