Drummond Farm vineyard consists of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
As each year presents itself we decide on grapes that will best reflect the different climate conditions of that vintage before we decide what we will add to our collection.
We are looking forward to welcoming three new varieties not only to our vineyard, but to Martinborough! The suspense, I know.. but read on!
A large emphasis was put on restoring natural biodiversity to the land. From 1998, approximately 1300 native trees were planted which have significantly become the heart of the farm and home/playground to 2 cats, 4 chickens, 11 ducks and approximately (at last count) 93,221 honey bees.
We spent 2016 maintaining soil and vine health, then transformed the fruit into the wines we offer. It would be a lie to say the grapes were farmed with a relaxed hands-off approach. Attention to detail, long working days and family help on the vineyard have gone into the making of our wine.
After some careful planning and a couple of late night conversations we decided that diversifying the vineyard and challenging the vines we grow was the way forward for us here at Drummond Farm. What's possible and how can we compete with the excellent quality of Martinborough Pinot Noir in other ways. Is it Gamay Noir, Lagrein or perhaps St Laurent? - I guess we're going to find out!
We rounded up the troops (our friends) and persuaded them (with beer) that planting new wine varieties was how they should spend their Saturday. What a major success. We cannot thank you enough, friends, for helping us at the beginning of achieving our dream. We're seriously excited to introduce these three new varieties to the region and excited that they will one day be a part of our wine selection!