Runner Duck Varietals spread wings
We have now had many great vintage years in this region that has generally known one great vintage out of 5 prior to 2010 as the rule. But now we are back to more average years of not such great weather for 2017 onwards with 2019 showing promise.
Vintage 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 were great years for quantities and quality of grapes produced and follows closely the great years for Matakana of 2010 and 2013. So watch out for magnificent wines from those years. Also, Runner Duck’s excellent grape juice, as well as olive oil from its estate, are great hits.
Also, in March 2017, we have released our first Methode Traditionelle which has been a great success and is now a stable addition to our range of wines being offered.
In 2018 we have added on two more varietals, namely Albarino and Chardonnay to our stable of wines from a 1.5 ha plot that we acquired recently thereby now adding to our existing offer of a Syrah, Bordeaux blend, Sangiovese, Pinot Gris, Rose, Methode, and Sauvignon Blanc that we make.
For a taste of Runner Duck for products visit Plume restaurant, Matakana, our vineyard restaurant and cellar door.