In 1842 James Holdaway arrived in Nelson and by 1853 at only 17 years of age he was working in Marlborough. One of his many jobs was driving a bullock dray carrying wool from the Awatere Valley to the Wairau Bar. In 1864 he purchased land in Dillons Point on the lower Wairau Plains which he named Lowlands. Now his descendants grow Sauvignon Blanc grapes on this land.
Pretty Paddock: Sauvignon Blanc 2020
This Lowlands wine has layers of appealing flavours,
with aromas of ripe Seville orange and grapefruit pith,
with lifted notes of tarragon and basil flower.
This is complemented by mineral notes of oyster shell and
The palate has a refreshing and elegant acidity, with lovely fruit weight giving an appealingly full palate.
This wine has a mineral richness that leads through to a pleasant and lingering finish that leaves you wanting more.
Lowlands: Sauvignon Blanc 2020
This wine has layers of powerful flavours, with intense Blackcurrant, passionfruit and guava, with hints of white peach And boxwood. The palate has a refreshing but elegant acidity, with full and rich palate from concentrated fruit weight and appealing salty minerality and chalkiness that leads through to a long finish.