Black Estate Vineyard, Waipara
Black Estate 2007 Pinot Noir, Winner of I.W.S.C. Trophy
Black Estate (www.blackestate.co.nz) is a family owned vineyard on the warm, sunny slopes of the Waipara Valley. The vines grow through clay and limestone soils to produce intense wines completely expressive of this site.
"The use of Living Earth Organic Compost at an application of 6 tonnes per hectare, was instrumental in achieving a full capacity season, meeting the harvest targets and forecasted yields of our vineyard."
"Living Earth is a great company with great personnel to deal with and of course its product is of a very good grade."
Key drivers to Living Earth for Black Estate included Living Earth's Organic certified status and the recycling story around its Christchurch kerbside collection of organic foodwaste and greenwaste from its residents.Alistair Blair