Gale Force is one of our export brands and is produced from our family vineyard in the Awatere Valley of Marlborough. Over the years we have produced Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Noir under the Gale Force brand and we only produce this label “to order”.
The Awatere Valley of Marlborough is a relatively new grape growing region of New Zealand. The most powerful element this valley has upon vines is the wind. Predominantly from the West, these winds drive through the valley from any direction and quite often reach Galeforce intensity. Galeforce winds are very unnatural for vines and they expend all their energy into producing the juiciest fruit with the most flavour for the birds to spread their seed. The fruit is harvested before the birds can get to them.
The fruit is Machine harvested and handled as gently as possible once in the winery, to preserve any of the vibrant fruit flavours. Fermentation is completed under cool conditions in Stainless Steel and stopped once there is a natural balance between any residual sugar and the zesty acidity of the Awatere.
Sauvignon Blanc: 2021
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