New Zealand – Pyramid Valley
In 2018, Steve Smith and Brian Sheth realised their long-held vision of creating a wine dream together when they took on the legacy of Pyramid Valley. Today, they craft impeccable wines with wine expert Mike and biodynamicist Claudia Elze Weersing which include a family of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The wines of Pyramid Valley are born in the dramatic soils and slopes of the Waikari Estate in North Canterbury and the Manata Estate in Central Otago. Waikari is a unique site where rich, rocky, limestone and clay derived soils sit on high-altitude north and east-facing slopes. Here, we have more than 80 hectares with small plots of vines planted where the soils and aspect are just right.
This unique site of altitude, limestone, slope, rock and rich soil is our Waikari Estate and home to some of the most profound Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines in the world. In 2018, we purchased a new vineyard, the Manata Estate in Lowburn, Central Otago. The vineyard has produced exceptional Pinot Noir since 2002 and is home to our Central Otago Pinot Noir. Across both sites, biodynamic viticulture and a natural approach to winemaking create handcrafted wine that breathes of its place and tastes like nowhere else on earth.