The Elder Pinot
Martinborough Wines of Uncompromised Quality
Elegant, Beautiful Wines of all Things Pinot
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Rosé made from Pinot Noir grapes. Stony soils from an old Martinborough river terrace set the scene. A very gentle north facing slope catches the sunshine. Winds create complexity you can taste in the wine. Add in meticulous hands-on care of the vines and the olive grove. The result is intense flavours that sing of the place that the wine and olive oil is grown.
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In 1996 Margaret and Mike fell in love with an old stony river terrace overlooking Te Muna Valley, outside of Martinborough in the Wairarapa. At that time it was bare grazing land. Its stony soils, gentle north facing slope and the clear, clean water of the Ruakokopatuna River promised potential.
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Blue Earth Olive Oil
We specialise in extra virgin olive oil blends that help make good food great.
Blue Earth is an affectionate nod to Mike’s home town in Minnesota. The soil there is so rich and dark that it looks blue when it is turned by a plow. Our soil is the opposite. Stony, dry, healthy, but not fertile. Perfect for producing premium olive oil that have won national and international recognition.