Founder Peter Yealands' vision is to create the world's most environmentally-friendly wines. Withover 3,600 acres of family owned vineyards he has a lot to work with. Actually his Fully sustainable Seaview Vineyard in the Awatere Valley was created on land that was deemed unfit for grape growing. He recontoured, filled-in, built-up and terraced the land, in addition to adding wetlands to manage water and micro-forests to manage insects and fauna. The vines in this vineyard are exposed to some of the toughest growing conditions in Marlborough; high sunshine and wind, cool nights and low rainfall which produces a smaller, thicker skinned berry with intense fruit flavors. For this 2014, these low yielding Pinot Noir (Dijon Clone 777) grapes were picked at peak ripeness. They undergo a cold macerated for around five days before being warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts. A portion of the parcels spent some time in third year French oak barrels for added nuance. Wine Spectator scored it 91 points and said "Plush and supple, with a juicy quality to the plum, raspberry and wild strawberry flavors. Fresh earth, cedar and spicy black licorice notes sneak in on the finish, along with a dried rose petal accent. Drink now through 2025."