The Millton Labour Weekend Family Picnic
Here at Millton Vineyards we believe there is nothing more valuable or important than family. That’s why we would like to welcome you and yours to our place this labour weekend to enjoy the company of loved ones. We’re opening our gates 11-6 pm from the 19th to the 21st and 10-4 pm on the 22nd in the hope you will come and enjoy quality family time on our lawn. All you need to bring is a picnic and people, we’ll supply the rest.
In the winery the process is gentle and precise preferring time to fine the wines rather than technology. Indigenous yeasts and bacteria are used and the fermentation takes place in stainless steel or larger format oak barrels, all housed in a thermally clad building.
Sulphur dioxide is used to allow the wine to travel and age however these levels are kept to a minimum. The properties are certified organic and biodynamic confirmed with the trademarks Bio-Gro and Demeter.
The Millton Vineyard’s four individual vineyards; Riverpoint, Opou, Te Arai and the Clos de Ste. Anne are located in Manutuke and Matawhero. The unique character of the appellation is its proximity to the influence of the Pacific Ocean together with the geologically youthful sedimentary soils. Cooling sea breezes keep the climate friendly and temperate in high summer.
Traditional viticulture is practiced in all vineyards and all are dry-farmed, with no insecticide, herbicide, systemic fungicide or soluble fertilisers used.