Redmetal Vineyards began in 1991 with the purchase of a north facing block of prime viticultural land in Hawkes Bay, a region renowned for it's agricultural excellence. The vineyard is part of an ancient riverbed that once carried rock down to the east coast from the steep Ruahine ranges that form part of the spine of New Zealand’s North Island. These free-draining river deposited gravels (locally known as red metals) form the basis of the major fine wine producing areas within Hawkes Bay.
Hawkes Bay is situated at a latitude of 39 degrees south, about the same distance from the equator as Madrid in the northern hemisphere. The temperature extremes are mitigated by the thermostatic effects of the Pacific ocean and the lack of a continental land mass. Distinctive fruit flavours are produced by a long, slow ripening season created as a result of these influences.
Our vineyard is situated at the south western edge of the Heretaunga Plains, in the acclaimed Triangle sub-region of Hawkes Bay, 10 minutes Read more »