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Te Kano’s Beating Heart

Te Kano Estate owners Rhonda and Keith Lloyd fell in love with Northburn on sight and today it is the beating heart of their extensive venture encompassing four vineyards.

General manager Nick Hunter says “the vineyards at Northburn, Bannockburn and Waitaki all add something special  to the fabric that makes up the Te Kano family of award-winning wines. We farm sustainably and have two vineyards fully certified with Bio Gro.”

Some of the oldest vines are at Jerome vineyard in Bannockburn which produce Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay wines. Also in Bannockburn the Eliza vineyard focuses on organically certified Pinot Noir while the 40 hectare Northburn site which is the spiritual home of the estate produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris Riesling, Gamey Noir, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.

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In 2006 Te Kano purchased 11 hectares planted in Pinot Noir , Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer and Pinot Gris grapes in Waitaki.

Te Kano wines claimed four medals in the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards, three in the 2022 International Wine Challenge and five in the 2022 National Wine Awards.

 Nick says all the winning vintages can be sampled at their cellar door at Eliza vineyard in their stunning cantilevered building, which attracted a significant architectural award in 2020.

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