CARTER FAMILY ORGANIC YARRUM & JOMARA VINEYARDS
Marlborough’s consistent unrushed growing season, long bright summer days, temperate Pacific breeze & cool nights preserve the bright fruit characters, which result in the ability to produce crisp, zesty whites & suave, mouth-filling cool climate reds. Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc (principle), Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling & Rosé.
SOHO utilises both the Wairau & Awatere districts. Within these sub regions are a varying complex array of micro climates & soils creating pure, taut & focused wines.
SOHO’s Jomara & Yarrum vineyards are located on the Southern side of the Wairau Valley. Vines are planted on free draining silty clay loams, whites are on the flats (citrus & grapefruit characters) & reds on closely planted hill slopes (cherry, plum & earthy characters).
CARTER FAMILY ONETANGI JOMARA VINEYARD
Waiheke Island (known as the Island of Wine) is a renowned wine region that produces critically acclaimed artisan wines & is only a short ferry ride from downtown Auckland. Producing high quality Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Chardonnay & Rosé.
SOHO’s Onetangi Vineyard is north west facing so it receives ideal sun & heat through the day & gentle sea breezes have a cooling effect at night. These conditions ensure perfect ripening of fruit & beautiful concentration of flavours. Soil types are predominantly clay loam with some volcanic ash & gravels. The vineyard's focus is on prestige grape production.
GIBBSTON, BENDIGO & BANNOCKBURN VINEYARDS
Central Otago’s dramatic mountain valley vineyards have excelled with vibrant cherry spicy flavoured & velvety textured Pinot Noir. SOHO utilises the following 3 sub regions:
Gibbston: Cool climate & a slow ripening season allow long hang time forming elegance & complexity of flavour with acidity. Maximising the sunlight hours the vines receive creates uniform ripening of fruit. Bannockburn: This warmer area displays darker fruits, dense, more powerful flavours with longevity based on their tannin structure. Bendigo: High elevation & good airflow means slightly cooler temperatures, which is important in this very warm sub region. Dark, rich & lush capturing the rock-reflected heat & ripeness of this special site.