Producer

Churton

People
Sam Weaver
Country
New Zealand
Region
Marlborough/Waihopai Slopes
Farming
Biodynamic, Organic, Sustainable
About

Churton is a 22.5 hectare estate with southeast planting located at an altitude of 200 m. It features 9 blocks named after cuts of meat. Sam and Mandy Weaver established Churton based on their passion and philosophy. Sam is a pioneering Englishman from Church Pulverbatch (known locally as Churton) in Shropshire England, where agriculture dominates. Farming is in his roots, and his scientific aptitude comes from studying microbiology in London. He synchronized both brilliantly and it shows in the precision and character of his wines. Sam is a staunch advocate for biodynamic practices and is always striving to create active soils with a diversity of plants and microbes. This results in wine that truly expresses its organic origin. Sam and Mandy Weaver are an anomaly for Marlborough. Densely planted at around 500 vines per hectare on slopes, all hand-picked and with minimal irrigation, and minimal intervention in the cellar. Their old vines are planted in a patchwork pattern and include Viognier and Petit Manseng, further evidence of their departure from the norm for the area.

Wine
Churton Sauvignon Blanc
Churton 'Best End' Sauvignon Blanc
Churton Pinot Noir
Churton 'The Abyss' Pinot Noir
Churton Viognier
Churton Petit Manseng

Communal Brands

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