Founding family, the Drummonds, hold firm to their belief that the rich fertile soils surrounding the Motueka township, coupled with balmy sea breezes and some of New Zealand's consistently highest sunshine readings are the ideal climate in which to craft their aromatic wines.
Next door to the scenic adventure playground of the Abel Tasman National Park, their vineyards produce high quality Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Viognier, both for the Anchorage label and the company's export label Torrent Bay.
Lively and nicely tangy in its fruit statement, a splendid Sauvignon Blanc with some Nelson sun. Well balanced and sound, easy drinking, especially on a warm day and with light food or nibbles. Ready, into 2020.
10.5% alc; lightly sweet. The Sauvignon statement is here, a little less body but nonetheless an attractive warm day sipper any time of day; light and refreshing. Ready.
9.5% alc; lightly sweet. Still opening out after six months, a subtle Pinot Gris fruit shows nice tones, clean, fresh and with more to say over the summer or next 12 months. A wine with wide drinker appeal. Into 2020.
Clean, fresh dry Chardonnay, lightly oaked and ready for Christmas dinners in 2018. Youthful yet tasting complete but for some bottle maturity, a very nice glass of flinty Chardonnay to enjoy as it develops, opens out, into the early 2020s.
Fresh, medium bodied Pinot, showing light oak and tannin with some elegant fruit tones. Young wine, light colour, will continue to open up into 2020.
Pale pink colour, delicate yet dry and firmly spined rose. Retains subtle fruit tones well with some freshness. A very appealing warm day sipper, or with light food courses. Ready, into 2020.
A Nelson version of an Italian grape variety. Looks very promising, Montepulciano is not a heavy wine and relies on fruit to make a statement. It works well here, A rounded, flavoursome red, low in tannin and oak and the Nelson variation on the theme shows well. Look forward to future vintages. Enjoy this one now, through 2020.
Sauvignon Blanc with a drop of red to give a pink colour and tame the raciness of the host variety. Works well, a clean and cheerful style; light and near dry. A refreshing Any-time wine.