Felton Road | Bannockburn
Felton Road is a boutique winery situated in Bannockburn, Central Otago. Here small pockets of vineyard shadowed by snowcapped mountains have a unique micro-climate that enables the production of fine wine even here on the outer limits of sustainable wine production. The hot days, cool nights and long dry autumns play a vital role in this. The winemaking philosophy here is a ‘softly, softly’ approach – at no point in the viticulture or winemaking processes is the human hand allowed to make its mark too heavily.
Felton Road work in tandem with nature using organic treatments, manure and plant cover crops to ensure natural biodiversity in the vineyards. Low yields are achieved through hand pruning and all picking takes place by hand. In the cellars Burgundian barrels are used for the oak-aged wines and bottling takes place without fining or filtration. The result is pure, light touch, vibrant wines.