Waiheke Island is a renowned wine region that produces critically acclaimed artisan wines & is only a short ferry ride from downtown Auckland. Waiheke was established as a grape growing area from the early 1980’s as a premium district for producing high quality red wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc. It has since expanded to include Syrah, Chardonnay & other varietals that perform particularly well in the warm, dry summer with a maritime climate & lengthy mild autumns. Waiheke is known as the ‘Island of Wine’.
SOHO’s Jomara Vineyard
SOHO’s Waiheke ‘JOMARA’ vineyard is located in Onetangi at the north eastern end of Waiheke Island. The vineyard focus is on ultra premium grape production with crop loads very low 1 to 2.5kg per vine. The vineyard is north west facing so it receives ideal sun & heat through the day & the gentle sea breezes have a cooling effect at night. These conditions ensure perfect ripening of fruit & beautiful concentration of flavours. Soil types are predominately clay loam with some volcanic ash & gravels.