It’s a little over twenty years since Craggy Range opened their doors and set about becoming one of Hawke’s Bay and Aotearoa’s most iconic, premium producers. It takes a certain somebody with the nouse, skills (and cash!) to get that off the ground. Not just a somebody, a Peabody.
US Billionaires Terry and Mary Peabody launched the now world famous Craggy Range back in 1998. The state of the art winery sits at the foot of the spectacular Te Mata Peak there in Hawke’s Bay along with their multi-award winning winery restaurant and no expense spared luxury winery lodge and cottage accommodation.
The Craggy Range owner was once known as the “Golden Garbo” for turning other people’s garbage/rubbish into his multi billion dollar fortune through his Aussie waste management business. We can promise you that’ll be the only sentence you’ll ever read with the words ‘rubbish’ and ‘Craggy range’ in it. Craggy boast a world class line-up of wines that deserves every bit of praise they get.
This Chardonnay is produced exclusively from their ‘Kidnappers Vineyard’ – named after Captain Cook’s cabin boy was held hostage by local iwi back in the day! Located on the Te Awanga coastline this is a wine that winemaker Julian says has “an inherent coastal freshness every year.”
Almost Chablic-like this is a fresh, citrusy, peachy, dry style Chardonnay that you can enjoy now until 2026.