Unreservedly the best place to grow our only Chardonnay.
You won’t find Crownthorpe Terraces on any wine trail. It’s hard to find. But that’s not to say this isn’t one of the most highly regarded places in New Zealand to grow Chardonnay.
Crownthorpe Terraces is as majestic as its name. This terraced landscape, with its backdrop of rolling limestone hills to the north and the spectacular braided deep shingle Ngaruroro River to the south, is as captivating a sight as the winter snow capped peaks of the Ruahine Ranges to the west.