The Newton Johnson vineyards were bought in 1995, with virgin (untouched) lands untainted by synthetic fertilizers and herbicides. With this in mind, the Newton Johnson family aimed to keep the land, vines and area as close to what nature intended as possible. Dave, the owner, and his wife, Felicity, built the vineyard from the ground up – quite literally – with their enthusiasm for all things wine (especially Pinot Noir) creating a strong foundation for their brand. Their extensive knowledge from over 30 vineyards also helped to create this range of award winning wines, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé.
The vineyards are presently spread over mountainous farmland, with a total of 14 hectares dedicated to the growing of grapes, with the hope to expand to 20 hectares in the near future. The rest of the farm (over 100 acres) is used to feed their livestock and house other ventures. The mild climate and cool sea breezes have helped to create delicious cultivars, with many of the vines being grown in porphyritic granite, giving the wines the linear and perfumed characteristics they are well-known for.
Newton Johnson also offers their visitors their latest addition to the farm: an award winning restaurant. The beautiful location and wide windows overlook the vineyards, while the open-front kitchen gives visitors a front row seat to a show put on by the chefs and staff.
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