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The Blog - 10 April 2018

Paddock to Plate 2018

Sun, delicious local food, very ‘fine’ wine, an ebullient host and ‘saucy’ open-mic stories – Yes, it’s the annual Two ‘Paddocks to Plate’ Lunch for the palate privileged Private Paddocks...

Paddock to Plate 2018

Two Paddocks

The Short Story


We are Sam Neill { The Proprietor } family and friends: Vintners. Growers and producers of some of the greatest wines imaginable. All modesty aside. We’ve decided this is no company, for modesty. And our wines are so much better than that.


A very very small company, utterly obsessed with Pinot Noir. And Riesling. And with great pride - organics, quality, authenticity, detail and style. Having said all that, we don’t take ourselves at all seriously - the seriousness we leave to our SERIOUS wines.


We have four beautiful organic vineyards artfully scattered around Central Otago . The southernmost wine region in New Zealand. And possibly the world. And you can find, if you try hard, our wines somewhere near you. If that’s too hard, we have a splendid Private Paddock Club, which you are welcome to join.


We planted our first grapes in the Gibbston Valley in 1993, and our first vintage was in 1997. Our last vineyard, on the Felton Rd in Bannockburn, we acquired in 2013. We are absolutely of the present, and indeed the future but we are very mindful of the history, the culture of wine.


That’s a tough question. The existential one. Well, just because we can. Because the Proprietor is slightly mad. Because we think we should. And because we love country life: We also grow saffron, lavender, we have orchards and various decorative animals. We’re farmers.


The Summer Movie

You’ll find a number of films and clips about us on the Movies page, but this is a new one, fresh out of the lab. Just about everything you want to know about us in less than 10 mins. So as they say in Los Angeles restaurants ‘Enjoy!’



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