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Lake Chalice

To ensure the diverse microclimates and terroir of the Marlborough valley are translated into all of our wines, winemaker Chloe Gabrielsen takes a boutique approach, independently fermenting unique parcels of fruit from single vineyards. This combined with the biodiversity of our three unique vineyard sites, is the formula that retains the quality and reputation of Lake Chalice Wines globally. Look for the Lake Chalice Wines’ distinctive mark of excellence on all of our labels – the endemic New Zealand Falcon or “Karearea”. The Platinum: Only in years of outstanding harvest. Strictly single vineyard and incorporating more traditional, winemaking techniques. A wine to challenge the very limits of their variety. The Raptor: Consisting of small parcels of unique fruit, sometimes from a single vineyard, that stand out as excellent or superior examples of a particular variety. The Falcon: The mainstay and signature of the Lake Chalice portfolio. Representing signature flavours unique to our vineyards expressed in a wide range of grape varieties. The Nest: The classic Marlborough drinking experience delivered at an affordable price. 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. 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. 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. Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc. Area: 11.4 ha. (28.2 ac.) Soil: Rich loamy alluvium. First Planted: 2007