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Falcon Vineyard

Falcon Vineyard was the foundation site for Lake Chalice Wines, situated in the heart of Marlborough's Wairau Valley and on part of an old river course. Vines must be carefully coaxed and nurtured to grow on its stony, sandy soils. Harvest yields are low but the return is intensely flavoured fruit.

 

VINEYARD SPEC:
Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot, 
Area: 14.6 ha. (36.1ac)
Soil: Dry river gravel
First Planted: 1990
 

 


Eyrie Vineyard

Eyrie Vineyard hosts vines almost two decades old. Situated in the picturesque Waihopai Valley on the southern side of the Wairau Plain, a high clay content in its soil profile is well suited to bringing out the best in the Pinot genus. This 11ha (27.5 acre) block is the single block source of our finest expressions of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. 

 

VINEYARD SPEC:
Varieties: Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir
Area: 11.1 ha. (27.4 ac.)
Soil: Well draining clay over gravel
First Planted: 2002
 


Talon Vineyard

Located in the now famous Dillon's Point area immediately to the east of Blenheim, Talon block has rich, fertile soil with silty loam to a depth of at least 1.5 meters. Vine from the Dillon’s Point area are famous for delivering thiol rich fruit parcels, a rich flavor compound responsible for delivering Marlborough’s iconic tropical Sauvignon Blanc notes.   

 

VINEYARD SPEC:
Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc
Area: 11.4 ha. (28.2 ac.)
Soil: Rich loamy alluvium
First Planted: 2007
 

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About Lake Chalice

Lake Chalice Wines is one of the few remaining privately and locally owned wine companies in New Zealand and is located in the country's main wine-growing region, Marlborough.
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Latest News

The Lake Chalice wine brand, including vineyards, has been purchased by family-owned Marlborough winery, Saint Clair Family Estate.

Lake Chalice was awarded the Reserve Wine of the Show at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015 for the Lake Chalice Raptor Chardonnay 2014.

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