Two Paddocks was founded in 1993 by itinerant actor and winegrower Sam Neill, ‘The Prop’, and now consists of four small certified organic vineyards spread throughout camps of excellence in Central Otago. His viticulturist, Mike Wing, has been with him since 2004 and winemaker, Dean Shaw, since 1999. The focus is primarily on Pinot Noir plus a small quantity of Riesling. Two Paddocks single vineyard wines are The First Paddock Gibbston, The Fusilier Bannockburn and The Last Chance Alexandra, whilst The Two Paddocks Estate Pinot Noir is an assemblage soured from older vines.
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