de la terre


About the winery
We are a small family-run business, owned and operated by Tony and Kaye Prichard, and Gracie, the Winery Dog (our self-appointed Welcoming Committee).  We produce small volumes of high quality wines with the emphasis on elegance, texture and balance. We have a quirky mix of grape varieties which allows us to create a full range of wine styles from Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blancs, simple and complex white wines, a selection of lesser known (in New Zealand) red grape varieties, through to a Sauternes-style Noble Viognier. The name ‘de la terre’ literally meaning ‘of the earth’, is a reference to both the vineyard soils and the earth brick construction used for our the winery and cellar door.

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Hawke's Bay

Opening Hours
Monday: ClosedTuesday: ClosedWednesday: ClosedThursday: ClosedFriday: ClosedSaturday: ClosedSunday: Closed
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
Children friendly
Hawke's Bay
New Zealand
Wines produced
Red table wines, White table wines, Methode traditionnelle, Dessert wines
Grape varieties
Arneis, Chardonnay, ViognierBarbera, Montepulciano, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo
History & Geography
Our first vintage at the winery was in 2009 and we opened the cellar door to the public early 2010. We expanded the winery in 2014 to enable us to process all our own fruit on site, and opened the small café adjacent to the winery at the end of that year. We have hand-crafted this business from scratch, driven by our passion to create, to produce quality products, to provide a personal touch to whatever we do, and to be able to offer something a little different to the norm. Virtually all the building work was done by us, from constructing the winery and café, to making and installing the joinery in both buildings. The furniture is made from recycled native timber and both buildings feature leadlight windows and light shades – both the furniture and leadlights were crafted in Tony’s rammed earth workshop adjacent to the winery.
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