Mt Difficulty Single Vineyard wines are a celebration of time and place.
Since 2000 we have been renowned for the Single Vineyard wines we create from our original four vineyards along Felton Road in Bannockburn, some of the oldest sites in Central Otago; these vineyards are Long Gully, Target Gully, Pipeclay Terrace and Mansons Farm.
In 2009 an opportunity came to include a vineyard in Lowburn Valley, of which we now have two; Packspur and McFelin Ridge. On Tinwald Burn, further north from Lowburn on the Pisa Range, we had an inaugural release in 2014 from Station Block, and in 2016 from Silver Tussock.
We have explored east across the Clutha River in recent vintages; from an elevated site in Bendigo on Chinaman’s Terrace we composed a 'one-time-only' wine in 2015, however, since 2016, the Ghost Town vineyard has been a permanent addition. West through to Gibbston, also since 2016, we have been fortunate to make wine from Havoc Farm, a vineyard which carries history from the early days of Central Otago’s planting.
With variations in soils, microclimates and grape clones the sites each have significantly different features. Our philosophy with these Single Vineyard wines is to display the characteristics that are particular to their terroir, thus each Single Vineyard wine tells the unique story of its own place.