Churton is a small family owned winery that was established in 1997 by Mandy and Sam Weaver and is an exceptional example of what can happen when New World wine is made in Old World style. Located in the southern hills of Marlborough, New Zealand. Churton is such a standout winery due to its dedication to creating exceptional, terroir driven wines. Biodynamics, organics and minimal intervention are all practises that play a part in making Churton wines some of the best in New Zealand.
Churton is a 22-hectare single vineyard site and surrounds the ridge line between the Omaka and Waihopai valleys in Marlborough. Located 200 metres above sea level, Owner and winemaker Sam makes the most out of the distinguished property site. The site faces north-east and captures the cool morning sun as well as all-day hot rays of light which makes for a wonderful, slow and long ripening grape process. The soils across the site are older and harder than those on the neighbouring sites, but which only in turn adds to the Churton charm.
The portfolio showcases the Marlborough classics of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, however never one to by shy, Sam also makes some limited quantities of Viognier and Petit Manseng - one that cannot be missed. Sam wanted to create wines that are approachable in their youth but have a remarkable ability to age. The wines he makes are righteous, truthful and eloquently expresses their unique terroir and organic origins.
To explore more of Churton’s wines you can head over to their website here.