Schubert Wines - In The Vineyards
The "cool-climate" in the Wairarapa Valley is very similar to Europe's cooler wine growing regions with an additionl advantage: the long dry autumns! Precipitation is shielded by the Rimutaka and Tararua Mountains, Martinborough and its sub-region East Taratahi are the driest regions of New Zealand's North Island. The soils are formed by old river sediments; ideal conditions for Pinot Noir. The strong winds and harsh climate causes low yields and keeps the grapes dry and healthy. The berries are very small with thicker skins too, which has a positive effect on the depth of flavours.
Respect and care of the Terroir, the land where the vines are planted plays the most significant role for the production of our premium quality wines. We concentrate on an ecologically, environmentally friendly and organic vineyard management. Healthy vines need less protection hence environmental impacts are reduced to a minimum.
Only perfect grapes of the highest quality can make outstanding wine ....