The winery is situated in the sacred Gimblett Gravels, a gift left behind from the trails of the old Ngaruroro River, which meandered through the region until a huge flood changed its course in 1867.
Under the watchful eye of winemaker, Richard Painter, a sense of exploration runs deep at Leftfield, just like the ancient Ngaruroro River winding its way through the Gimblett Gravels, always seeking a different path.
When it comes to winemaking, curiosity reigns and rules are made to be broken, weaving together a rich tapestry to bring forth Leftfield wines.
With an elegant, rustic interior set against a backdrop of beautiful vineyards, the winery and cellar door allow guests to experience the beauty amongst the vines.
Winemaking focuses on gentle handling of fruit, minimal movements of wine and slow maturation in cool cellar environments. Many fruit parcels are hand-picked and pressed directly to barrel and tank for the whites and de-stemmed to open ferments for reds.