Unique beyond measure in the Southern Hemisphere, the Gimblett Gravels were the first and remain the only wine territory in the world to be defined purely by soil type, rather than social, political or geographical boundaries. New Zealand's dynamic and ever changing landscape was the cause for this beautiful disaster - In the 1860’s, huge floods dominated the Hawke's Bay region where torrents travelled down from the ranges in the west, carrying with them such force and load that it changed the path of the Ngaruroro River, exposing low fertility red metal, alluvial soils.
Grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah develop complex, powerful flavours while retaining fresh, crisp elegance. While the extent of the Gravels is finite, the demand and reputation of these wines is growing increasingly throughout the globe and consistently holding their own on the world stage. Through stunning aerials, time-lapse and animation we tell the story of this defined terroir's, past present and future - incorporating all of the elements which make this area so special : weather, elevation, topography, sunshine hours, soils and importantly the people and their vision for a world class product.