We have now had more great vintage years than this region has ever known where in the past one great vintage out of 5 was the rule.
Vintage 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 great wines from these years. Also Runner Duck’s excellent grape juice as well as Olive oil from its estate are great hits.
Also, in March 2017, we are due to release our first methode tradittionale vintage of 2014 which shows great promise
It is expected that 2017, based on the law of averages, will not be a great year. Though as of now the fruit is holding clean and strong in the month of January 2017 and as such only bad weather in the pre-harvest period can see this crop go down the drain.
For a taste of Runner Duck products visit Plume restaurant Matakana our vineyard restaurant and cellar door.