Millton Winery


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Riverpoint Vineyard

· Location: Riverpoint Road, Matawhero, Gisborne
· Established: 1978
· Size: 6.83 Hectares
· Soil Type: Matawhero silt loam - friable topsoil phase
· Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Viognier, Gewurztraminer

Chardonnay, Viognier and Gewurztraminer are grown on the original banks of the Waipaoa River Bank. The old riverbed is now a wildlife reserve hosting many different species of birds and animals, mostly friendly. This vineyard is only 5 kilometres from the sea and enjoys a cooling sea breeze in the late morning and early afternoon during the long hot summer. Over the seasons this has proven very beneficial in assisting with the preservation of subtle fruit flavours and acidity of the ripening grapes.