‘Cambridge Road’ is a small, boutique and incredibly dynamic family farmed estate that was established in 1986 in the Martinborough region of New Zealand. Lance Redgewell purchased the site in 2006 and it became the home for himself, wife Bridie and son Aston two years later. Lance has a large respect for Martinborough’s land and it’s wealth of history. Martinborough is, afterall, the site where the famous Abel clone was laid - which may be better known by many as the ‘Gumboot’ clone.
At ‘Cambridge Road’ they like to focus their time and energy into perfecting and investing in the land they farm from. When Lance purchased the site they converted the farm to biodynamics and developed eco-farming principles. They are committed to minimal intervention winemaking techniques, generating lower yields with a focus on producing the healthiest (for the planet) wines possible. The winery was commissioned onsite for the 2010 vintage and allows for the truest expression of the Martinborough fruit to shine through.
‘Cambridge Road’ is most well known for their Pinot Noir and Syrah, those being the grapes planted first in 1986. They have produced many different wines from these two varietals that show the different expressions of what can be made in magical old Martinborough. Lance also never wanted to produce cookie cutter wines which is why today ‘Cambridge Road’ has expanded their portfolio exponentially and created some incredible wines such as their ‘Pet Nat’ - a beautiful wine made in the French Pétilllant Naturel style from Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, Old Sauvignon Blanc vines and Pinot Gris.
To explore more of Cambridge Road’s unique wines you can head over to their website here.