Auntsfield Estate is nestled in the lower slopes of the southern hills of Marlborough's Wairau Valley.
The property occupies a unique elevated site with views over the valley and to the Pacific Ocean beyond.
North-facing slopes and valley floor give the vineyard a diverse range of soil types and mesoclimates. This dramatic landscape has evolved over many thousands of years.
A diverse range of soils have been slowly deposited, firstly by glacial action and more recently by the mixing and layering of the floodwaters and the volcanic uplift of the Wither Hills.
The floodwaters have exposed underlying ancient bedrock and carved a dramatic, deep gully and creek through the centre of the vineyard.
This subterranean feature combined with the uplifts and surrounding hills has created an exceptional three dimensional environment of terrain and mesoclimates.
The vineyard planting has taken full advantage of the diverse soils and meso-climates by separating the land into numerous distinctive blocks or micro-vineyards.
Each of these blocks has been planted with a carefully selected clone for each variety. This has been done in order to allow the fruit to express distinctive characters and allow the best possible blending options within the estate.