The Awhitu Peninsula encloses the Manukau Harbour. It is rugged, beautiful, and just over an hour from central Auckland.
There are still remnants of the once thick puriri and kauri forest in the steeper valleys. A wide variety of agricultural and horticultural activities are visible on the Peninsula as are a number of charming harbour beach settlements, which are in direct contrast to the wild west coast and its 200m high sand cliffs.
In the Franklin County several towns were surveyed in the late 1800s but never built. Greenock was one of these out on the Awhitu Peninsula.
In those pre-road days every little bay had a wharf and the settlers sailed for supplies to Onehunga, which at that time was the main port for trans-Tasman trade.
Awhitu Wines is found in Greenock Drive at Grahams Beach.
|Trellis:||Traditional French pruning method. Fruiting on selected 2nd year canes|
|Soils:||Complex combination of clays and sand|
|Micro-climate:||Lower rainfall and higher sunshine hours than the general Auckland region|
The crop volume is suppressed by rigorous bud removal followed by bunch thinning after veraison has begun (sugars rising in the berries and colour change).
Meticulous canopy management is a key contributor to gaining superior quality fruit. All fruit is hand picked into baskets prior to processing which takes place within 4-6 hours of harvest. Ferment is temperature controlled. The wines are lightly filtered.
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