With some of the oldest Riesling vines in Marlborough, Framingham planted their first Wairau Valley vines back in 1981. Accredited as an environmentally sustainable vineyard and a winery with organic Estate viticulture practices, Framingham handcrafts award-winning wines. Based on warm, well-drained stony soils, the Wairau Valley vineyard was first planted in 1981 and is now home to some of the oldest Riesling vines in Marlborough. The alluvial soils of our Wairau Valley Estate were formed by the sedimentation of the Wairau River. In the warm centre of the valley – where there’s low rainfall and relatively low frost risk – we can harvest controlled yields at desired ripeness. Accredited as a sustainable vineyard and winery under the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand program, this Estate vineyard is also Certified Organic through BioGro NZ Ltd – further reflecting the efforts to bring things back into balance. The key to our individuality is small-batch winemaking. By combining small batches of wine from different parts of the vineyard, we build a depth of flavour and texture that’s uniquely Framingham. Working with strictly limited quantities means they can experiment with techniques, take risks and follow their hearts. But small batches mean limited quantities – so when Framingham wines are gone, they’re gone.