The vineyard lies directly opposite the Newton Johnson farm in the valley, a notably cooler slope with slower ripening. It produces wines with compact structure, cool fruit flavours and vibrant, lengthy acidity. For the Southend Chardonnay the oak is toned down to further define this classy parcel among the other elegant Chardonnays of our appellation.


Condensed flavours elevated by this vineyard’s rapier-like freshness. Ripe limes and waxy honeycomb are illuminated by sharp ginger and lemon zest, with an airy scent of jasmine. Succulent citrus fruit in the mouth, ladled with lees texture and buttery brioche, narrowing to a racy, lively finish.