The wines of Pyramid Valley are born in the dramatic soils and slopes of the Waikari Estate in North Canterbury and the Manata Estate in Central Otago. Waikari is a unique site where rich, rocky, limestone and clay derived soils sit on high-altitude north and east facing slopes. In 2018 the Pyramid Valley story breathed a new chapter when they purchased a new vineyard, the Manata Estate in Lowburn, Central Otago.
Only 9 NZ Chardonnays scored a gold medal winning 95pts or better in the 2019 vintage from Huon Hooke, with Pyramid Valley’s two single vineyard sensations coming in #1 and #2. The adorable North Canterbury Chardonnay we mentioned above comes in at #7 at less than a third of the price of its siblings and it also happens to be the only gold medal winning NZ Chardonnay from this spectacular vintage coming in at less than $50/b.