Regional wines from Waipara, North Canterbury & New Zealand
Next Shipment: Pinot Noir 2020 Only – Due Mid-Late May 2021
About Long Harbour
Lighthouse Wine Company is the firm behind the label and has been, until now, fairly unheard of here in the UK. We’re delighted to showcase their second label, Long Harbour, both here in the UK and aboard from May 2021.
View the video below to get a better understanding of their region, which as it happens, neighbours the world-famous New Zealand Marlborough wine region.
“After working on vineyards locally and internationally, Ben Austin has returned home to tell the story of New Zealand wine. His techniques are minimal, intervening only when necessary, letting the fruit and the land do its job. The result of his classical approach are complex layered wines with depth, and uniquely New Zealand characteristics that stand up to the best in the world.”
North Canterbury Wine Region
The North Canterbury wine region spans nearly 200km of the South Island’s eastern coastline, with the magnificent Alps to the west and the sweeping Pacific Ocean to the east.
Credit: New Zealand Wine
North Canterbury regional wine varietals & statistics
(typically produces 423ha)
Ranging from perfumed and pretty to dark and brooding, the long growing season gives wines of finesse and depth, with supple structure and good complexity.
(typically produces 394ha)
Aromatic with crisp, fresh acidity and a mineral core, wines show clear, juicy fruit and lovely texture with good weight.
(typically produces 194ha)
Abundant, bright fruit. Encompassing dry to dessert styles, Riesling’s already long, illustrious history is continuously improved upon.
(typically produces 204ha)
Pinot Gris has made an impressive debut, with bold aromatic expressions of pear, stonefruit and spice.
(typically produces 90ha)
Widely planted across the region and made in a range of styles; wines have good structure and body, finely poised acidity and rich citrus fruit.