As the Growers Series label has continued to evolve, we have elevated the status of these exciting wines from across the various sub-regions of Cromwell Basin, to now permanently sit under our Single Vineyard label.
The grapes for the wines that carry the Mt Difficulty label were traditionally strictly sourced from vineyards situated on the South side of the Kawarau River in Bannockburn. The Growers Series was the beginning of our expansion beyond Bannockburn, and first appeared in 2011, with the release of Mt Difficulty Growers Series, Packspur, Pinot Noir 2009. The label allowed us to showcase the terroir of different sub-regions of Central Otago, the first of which was Lowburn Valley. This unique area is situated on the northern side of Cromwell, as opposed to Bannockburn to the South.
Other wines from the Growers Series have followed as we have explored the sub regions of the Cromwell Basin; with releases from Silver Tussock and Station Block vineyards on the Tinwald Burn; as well as east across the Clutha River to Bendigo, on the elevated Chinamans Terrace.