Kina Beach Vineyard derives its name from the Kina shells that can be found along the shore of Kina Peninsula. The peninsula is framed by a long beach offering breath-taking views across the Tasman Bay and a beautiful tidal inlet that is home to a diverse ecosystem.
Kina Beach Vineyard was established in 1998 on land that used to be an apple orchard. The wines excel on rolling north facing slopes and on easily undulating and free draining Mapua sandy loam soils - also famous as Moutere Clays - offering low natural fertility providing excellent conditions for a balanced growing environment.
The coastal margin displays a relatively temperate climate with modest rain fall volumes spread across the year and a constant exposure to a cleansing breeze from either the Moutere Inlet or the Tasman Bay.
Kina Beach Vineyard is subscribed to the principles of sustainable vineyard management and grape growing by being a committed member of SWNZ (Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand).
Today, the 4.3 hectare un-irrigated vineyard is planted with the Kina Beach Vineyard flagship varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as the “Kiwi Classic” Sauvignon Blanc. The wines produced from these varieties are all proof of the incredible diversity New Zealand terroirs can create. Vines, clones and rootstock material are evaluated regularly and replaced where deemed necessary. In combination with a stringent and sustainable viticultural practice, this allows for the production of premium quality grapes and excellent single estate wines – great wines are made in the vineyard. This is where it all starts.