Home Creek Vineyard lies on a 15 hectare property and is named for the stream that flows year round along one side of the property--Home Creek. The intriguing thing about Home Creek is that the origin is up in the hills northwest of Waipara near the Pyramid Valley--the site of one of the largest discoveries of fossilized Moa bones in New Zealand. The Moa is a now-extinct flightless bird resembling a giant ostrich.


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The vineyard is currently planted to approximately 8 acres of Pinot Noir in 667 and 777 clones.

2011 harvest was April 11 and 12.



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View from the vineyard toward the creek.


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In addition to the vineyard, we have also planted 120 olive trees. Along with grape growing, the Waipara area has been successful in supporting a growing olive oil industry. We don't plan to produce olive oil commercially, but it will be fun to make a small amount for our own enjoyment.

There was an unusally late snowfall when we first planted Home Creek Vineyards. You can see why it's called "cool climate Pinot Noir".



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Sunset at Home Creek.





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