Felton Road is a small, artisan producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. Established in 1991, and investing heavily in meticulous, biodynamic viticultural practices (Demeter certified), Felton Road has quickly gained a reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading premium wine producers. The four estate vineyards are all located in Central Otago’s Bannockburn sub-region. The winemaking maintains an emphasis on natural winemaking in a gravity flow winery: practices such as whole cluster, wild yeasts, and an absence of fining and filtration are hallmarks of Felton Road’s wines.
From their first vintage in 1997, Felton Road’s wines have attracted international enthusiasm for their ability to show clarity of place over a winemaker fingerprint. Winemaker Blair Walter attributes the high quality and individuality to the distinct Central Otago soils and climate, the north-facing hillside vineyard sites, and meticulous care of the vines with an emphasis on an understanding of each unique location.