Situated on the hill just about Kinross, Hawkshead is a 'Single Estate' Vineyard specialising in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling grapes and is recognised for producing award-winning wines in both New Zealand and overseas.
Denis, being the ex-Minister of Conservation, and Ulrike, having a vast amount of winemaking knowledge and experience together have collaborated new and old world techniques to create renowned wines both in NZ and overseas.
Their viticulture and winemaking philosophy is uncompromising and the majority of vineyard work is carried out by hand. All wines are individually handcrafted using 'Old World' secrets, with a vibrant New Zealand personality.
Hawkshead is registered with Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand and is working toward organic status.