As Mt Difficulty Wines grows, opportunities present themselves from time to time to take on new properties via lease or long-term contract. Some of these vineyards are located south of the Kawarau River and are leased back to Mt Difficulty by the founding partners, and so still qualify for our Bannockburn wines. However, those outside of Bannockburn are used to produce Roaring Meg wines. All of these satellite vineyards are located in the Cromwell basin and all are cared for on a day to day basis by Mt Difficulty's viticulture team. At almost 80 hectares, they make up close to half of the vineyard area available to Mt Difficulty Wines.