Wild Rock New Zealand
When Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks took their first great voyage in 1769 they encountered the coastline of New Zealand, a wild rock formation as plainly seen from the sea. Banks soon discovered a bountiful land of birdlife and plants with rich soils admirably farmed for crops by the native Māori, blessed by the sun and rivulets of water. His collections and descriptions of plants formed the foundation for the modern study of New Zealand botany. Referencing Captain Cook’s initial impression of New Zealand, the Wild Rock labels incorporate those flora and fauna drawings chronicled by Cook and Banks on this initial exploration.
Wild Rock sources their reds from Gimblett Gravels; Chardonnay from Hawkes Bay; Pinot from Martinborough, Marlborough and Otago; and Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough and Nelson. They select each vineyard for their soils and small areas with unique climates.
With each new vintage, the team at Wild Rock uncover new challenges, ideas and vineyards. Each wine aims to reflect the fruit, the time and place.
We have chosen their most acclaimed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot noir, which are refreshing, refined and elegant. They definitely punch way above their weight.