Cellar Door: 119 Papatu Road, Manutuke, Gisborne
Contact Phone: 06 862 8680
James and Annie Millton established Millton Vineyards & Winery in 1984. A small family artisan winegrower, Millton was the first producer in New Zealand to gain Bio-Gro certification for organic wine production in 1989. Having practiced traditional methods of cultivation and production centred on biodynamic principles since inception, Millton gained the biodynamic certification Demeter in 2009. This involves growing the grapes without the use of herbicide, insecticide, systemic fungicides or soluble fertilisers. It also incorporates the use of special herbal, mineral and animal preparations and teas, as well as a deep understanding of the complex cosmic rhythms which affect these daily activities. In the cellar the use of synthetic agents is forbidden and the use of animal products, cultured yeasts and introduced bacteria is minimised.
James’ saying rings with a sincere ethic, “Before a wine can be great, it must first be true”.
Millton Vineyards & Winery have five brands including: Clos de Ste. Anne, The Millton Vineyard, Libiamo, Crazy by Nature and Amrita. All wines are grown, produced and bottled on the property.
Millton Vineyards & Winery are members of international biodynamic group La Renaissance des Appellations and the exclusive New Zealand collaboration The Family of Twelve.
Crazy by Nature, Muskats @ Dawn, The Millton Vineyard, Amrita Certified Organic Grape Juice, Sunshine Brewery Craft Beers
Live music from singer/guitarist Paul Jackson and Ariana Henare performing a mix of classic covers and folk compositions and local jazz five piece, John Mackill Quintet