Auction 22 | Lot No. 125
5 cases produced
- From the Houyi Vineyard on Pritchard Hill
- 100% Grenache
- Made from a single puncheon representing perhaps the only Grenache planted on Pritchard Hill
- Estate grown
Made from a single puncheon representing perhaps the only Grenache planted on Pritchard Hill.
- Single vineyard wine
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Nine Suns
Great wines have always begun in the vineyard. Paying as much attention to what is happening to the vines and the fruit before it arrives in the winery so as to create the best possible wine.
Originally from New Zealand, I gained my BSc in Mathematics and physics before heading to the University of Auckland to complete a Masters in Wine Science. After moving to Napa Valley I worked for Futo wines before moving to Nine Suns.
I started my career in Hawkes Bay New Zealand, after completing time at both Trinity Hill and Elephant Hill, I took up the opportunity to work with FUTO wines in Oakville. When the position was presented, the move was easy to make to work with such and amazing vineyard and facility that is HOUYI vineyard and NINE SUNS Winery.
Country born: New Zealand
Education: Completed a MSC in Wine Science at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. I have worked in both Hawkes Bay in New Zealand and Napa Valley
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
To create age worthy wines while still maintaining the ability for them to be enjoyed young.
Minamiaoyama Hy Bldg 4f
7-3-6 Minamiaoyama, Minato-Ku
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection