Rob Hay and Gerdi Schumann, planted their vineyard on a sliver of land perched high above the Kawarau River on the flanks of the Remarkable mountain range, Queenstown in 1986. Rob moved south to establish the pioneering winery believing that Central held something special for grape growing. These days the winery owns a further 6 estate vineyards in Cromwell – Lowburn. The properties are all farmed with an ethos of low impact and good practice using sustainable methods and organics on select blocks. Having been established for over 30 years the family owned company has deep roots in its community through a broad range of support and commitments, notably of which has been Gerdi’s 20+ year stewardship of the Arrowtown Pre-School.