The Millton Vineyard
After living and working in some of Europe’s finest wine regions, James and Annie Millton came back to Gisborne in 1984 to establish the small, artisanal Millton Vineyards and Winery.
Millton has focused solely on traditional cultivation and production since day one, centred on biodynamic principles. Millton was the country’s first producer to gain Bio-Gro certification for organic wine production and then the biodynamic Demeter certification. As James so eloquently puts it, “You may think you’re standing on dirt, but it’s really the rooftop of another Kingdom!”
Millton’s stunning Clos de Ste. Anne wines are crafted from small volumes of ultra-premium grapes grown on the amphitheatre-like slopes of the ‘grand cru’. Further down the hillside are ‘premier cru’ plantings, for the Millton Single Vineyard Estate wines.
James’ favourite wine and absolute passion is Chenin Blanc – their Chenin, Te Arai Vineyard is widely acknowledged as being the best in the land.www.millton.co.nz