Lake Chalice Wines is one of the few remaining family and locally owned wine companies in New Zealand and is located in the country's main wine-growing region, Marlborough.
Launched in 1989 on a 11ha (28 acre), stony paddock in the now famous golden mile - Rapaura district. Lake Chalice Wines owns four key vineyard sites, as well as sourcing fruit from several carefully selected contract growers. Owners and viticulture pioneers Neal and Judy Ibbotson are supported by Phil Binnie, consultant and Matt Thomson and his winemaking team. Collectively they share a simple philosophy: to make quality varietal wines representing the region of Marlborough.
Lake Chalice Wines is named after the wilderness lake in the Richmond range bordering the north of the Wairau Plain.
The kârearea or NZ falcon emblem features on the Lake Chalice Wines' label. In a land with no native mammals, this rare, endemic raptor has always flown fearlessly above the rest. Lake Chalice Wines is a proud sponsor of the Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust, dedicated to preserving New Zealand's raptors.
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