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Māori Point Wines

This land is a bend on the Mata-Au (Clutha River) where Māori prospectors panned for gold in the 1860s.
We are two families devoted to this land and the wines it creates. We are winegrowers, but also scientists who study the soil, weather, plants, animals, and microbes that shape our wines.
While our understanding is based on science, our practices honour nature and tradition:
Sustainable hand-based viticulture, low yields, wild yeast fermentations, minimal sulphites, and natural winemaking.

We offer a range of wines from innovative Gold Digger sparkling to elegant Pinot Noir, hand crafted to express unique facets of the stunning Central Otago region of New Zealand.

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THE PROFESSORS' BLOG

Undervine weed control

Dry air, winter frosts, and beneficial insects make organic agriculture in Central Otago a fairly practical management tool; the outstanding probl...

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Vineyard soil sustainability

Vineyard soil sustainability

UN sustainable development goals include “to raise awareness of soil organic matter as a key attribute of soils to illustrate its importance for so...

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Divaricating plants

Divaricating plants

Imagine the Cromwell basin, a thousand years ago, before the arrival of Māori and their fires, and the later arrival of Europeans with agricultural...

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Sustainable Winegrowing

Māori Point is a proud member of New Zealand Sustainable Winegrowing.

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