Hitchen Road Vineyard Pokeno new zealand
Road Vineyard is a 5 acre vineyard on very favourable north
facing slopes above the Pokeno Village, just south of the
Bombay Hills. It is part of a 100 acre pastoral farm and has
a beautiful view over the North Waikato.
All the wines are hand crafted here from grapes that are grown
on the property. The only process that takes place off site
We are 40 minutes south of the Auckland CBD and 50 minutes
north of Hamilton. Visiting the winery is by appointment -
call us on 09 233 6722 or 0274 948 737.
What's Happening at Hitchen
This is always a busy time of the year in the vineyard as
the grapes get a bit nearer to harvest. They have just
started to go into varaison so the ever alert birds have
noticed it as well and we are busy putting out the nets in
our attempt to outwit them. It looks as we are in for a heavy
crop and we have dropped some bunches.
Our red wines from 2013 went to the bottlers in late January and we are delighted
with them. They are too young to release yet but they promise much
and will be available for sale in a about 3 months time. The Pinot
Gris and Chardonnay that was bottled in November is drinking very well and is now
There has been a big demand for the 2012 Montipulciano and we are now out of
stock, sorry to those of you who have missed out.
Because of our fairly limited amount of wine available we
have decided to delay our Open Weekend until November when
all the new reds will be be well and truly ready for drinking.