Like many great adventures, it began over a long lunch...
The story of the Trinity Hill winery began, rather unexpectedly, in a London restaurant in 1987. Winemaker John Hancock met Robert and Robyn Wilson at their restaurant and, over a bottle of John's award-winning Chardonnay, they came up with the inspired decision to create a winery in Hawkes Bay.
As an established winemaker of real talent, John had long recognised the thrilling potential of Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels. The cool climate of the area, much like Burgundy, creates Chardonnay grapes that ripen slowly over time and develop incredible fruit concentration.
The gravel-strewn soils also add a dash of fresh minerality. One sip of the piercingly fresh, pristine citrus flavours in Trinity Hill Chardonnay and you'll see why wine critics are saying Sauvignon is no longer New Zealand's trump card. Don't miss out.