Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand
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About Alex Craighead Wines (Don & Kindeli)

We are based in Upper Moutere, on the north west of the South Island of New Zealand. We have a small cellar where we craft zero additive wines from 10 different varieties. We currently farm 11 hectares of grapes across 4 vineyards (a combination of owned and leased), with soil types ranging from clay, to gravel and silt.

Certifications

  • Certified Organic by Biogro (Various (multiple vineyards), 5679)

Contact Details

+64275469463

31 Eggers Road
Upper Moutere, 7173
Nelson
New Zealand

Technical Information

This grower-maker farms some of their grapes themselves and buys-in others.

Information on grapes they farm
  • Size of their farm: 26 (ha)
  • Size of farm under vine: 4 (planting more and leasing another 7 hectares - farming all our own grapes from 2019/20 season) (ha)
  • All grapes are dry-farmed. None of this grower’s vineyards are irrigated.
  • All grapes are harvested manually.
  • Average production of wine: 50000 (btl)
Information on grapes they buy in
  • All grapes are farmed organically and/or biodynamically.
  • All grapes are dry-farmed. None of this grower’s vineyards are irrigated.
  • All grapes are harvested manually.
  • Average production of wine: 50000 (btl)