Here you’ll find Central Otago’s oldest certified organic vines, organic since the vineyard was established in 1994.
De Bettencor is home to 26 year old certified organic Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines. It is also the site of Akarua's second youngest block of pinot noir, planted at the end of 2017, taking the total vineyard size to over 27 hectares. A complex mix of pinot noir clones has been planted here to ensure continued complexity in our finished wines. Soils here are alluvial schist gravels with overlaid with clay, silt and sand. This, together with the exposure of this vineyard and marked diurnal shift, results in wines with purity and tension.
A glass of our Sauvignon Blanc will give you a direct insight into the bright acidity and intense fruit flavours of de Bettencor. Plus, coming soon will be a single vineyard certified organic de Bettencor chardonnay.