The high quality Odyssey Wines are single vineyard wines made by winemaker/owner Rebecca Salmond. The grapes are sourced from the organically certified Odyssey Marlborough Vineyard situated in the Southern Valleys sub region of Marlborough. The Gisborne Chardonnays comes from the Golden Triangle in Hexton, Gisborne.
The grapes were hand selected mainly from the fragrant 667 clone of Pinot Noir and then crushed and destemmed and allowed to soak for 12 hours. After sufficient colour had been extracted from the skins the grapes were pressed and the juice settled. The clear juice was fermented using yeasts from the south of France specifically to encourage fruit flavour expression. After a cool fermentation the wine rested on its lees in tank before being minimally fined and stabilized.