In 1989 the unlikely combination of two windsurfing mates restauranteur Chris Gambitsis and police detective Phil Binnie decided that enjoying wine was not enough and what they really wanted to do was grow grapes and make wine. In true kiwi fashion, they jumped in the deep end, and set about establishing the notoriously stony Falcon Vineyard. They named their fledgling operation Lake Chalice Wines, after the wilderness lake in the Richmond range bordering the north of the Wairau Plain, and adopted the stunning New Zealand Falcon (Karearea) as their emblem.
Lake Chalice Wines is a key sponsor of the Wingspan Trust preserving NZ’s birds of prey, and is active in the Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust re-introducing Falcons to the Wairau Valley. Grapes are grown on their own four vineyards and complemented with fruit from several long established growers.
Bright, very pale straw on release. The bouquet oozes fresh pears and bread crust. A rich refreshing palate with hints of spice with a lingering finish.
Try this wine with seafood, white meats and ethnic cuisine. Or try it with Crispy Pork and Vegetable Rolls.