Amy Paynter believes her career in winemaking has been fuelled by her creative spirit, love of science, and passion for the outdoors. Born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, Amy attended Lincoln University where she graduated with a degree in Viticulture and Oenology. Trained and determined, Amy spent the next decade traveling the world and making wine on an international stage. From Waipara, New Zealand to Santa Barbara, California to Cape Agulhas, South Africa—Amy has collected a wealth of experience and a taste for exploring the undiscovered.
2022 ESTATE VIOGNIER
“Each block of fruit was carefully handpicked, sorted and whole cluster pressed. The flavour profiles being expressed by the fruit called out for stainless steel fermentation, but we did add some new French oak barrels in there too - just to give the wine an extra boost of luxuriousness."
“The lovely thing about our collection of Reserve wines is that they are ready to enjoy now but also have the acid and structure to cellar for another 5 years.In terms of serving instructions, I would say, wait for a special occasion—or don’t!”