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Mt. Beautiful lies in the heart of North Canterbury, on the South Island of New Zealand. The Kaikoura Seaward Mountains lie to the North, while the Waiau River borders us to the North as well. The vineyard rests under its namesake, Mt. Beautiful. Mt. Beautiful crowns the coastal range to the east and protects the vineyards from the ocean winds.

On the flat plains just west of Canterbury, the vineyards of Mt. Beautiful have found terroir ideally suited to Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Pinot Noir vines. With ample sunshine to ensure the grapes ripen fully and the cooling effects of sea breezes to help maintain acidity, the resulting wines are elegant, aromatic and finely balanced.

Chardonnay - Finely tuned and mineral with a concentrated nose of stone fruits, peaches and citrus. The palate offers nectarines, almonds, brioche and a taught, mineral finish.

Pinot Noir - A multifarious nose of violets, redcurrants and strawberries leading to an agile palate of black cherry, baked earth and spice. Complex and urbane with pliant tannins and a refreshing acidity.

Sauvignon Blanc - A refined and floral nose of orange blossom and elderflower, the palate shows bright tropical notes of guava and melon with a luminous acidity and excellent length.

Commitment to sustainability

Sustainable farming methods are a core value behind Mt. Beautiful's success; the vineyards and winery are certified-sustainable. In the vineyard, the team uses minimal input-they tread very carefully, using things like motorbikes to pull the mowers and harvesting by hand.

Lush ground cover acts as host plants for parasitic wasps that naturally keep pests under control. Flowers and other plants attract beneficial insects in and around the grapevine rows. Additionally, after these helpful plants have flowered and served their purpose, their organic matter adds nutrients to the soil.

With diverse growing conditions, highly coveted soil, meticulously nurtured vineyard and a brand new winery, Mt. Beautiful has embarked on a path many winemakers could only dream of. The result? Certified-sustainable, estate-grown wines that are the expression of this wild and rugged region, with distinctively restrained aromatic and flavour profiles that let the pure terroir come through.

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