Harakeke Farm, Mon Cheval and Ma Maison from Great Little Vineyards


Daniel Kemp has over the years assembled an extremely interesting portfolio of high quality artisan wine producers from around the country. Invariably they are small and eclectic, but all have a strong philosophy and approach to making wine. This puts some of them on the edge of conventionality. All are very interesting. Here, I review new releases from three producers. Harakeke Farm is the 3 ha Upper Moutere, Nelson vineyard of Joanne Costar and Andrew Sutherland. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling are planted. Andrew worked at Woollaston and Neudorf previously. www.harakekefarm.co.nzMon Cheval is the brand name of Pearson Estate, the 2.2 ha Waipara Valley Pinot Noir vineyard of Graham and Deborah Pearson, who have notable blind winemaker CP Lin crafting their wines. www.monchevalwines.co.nzMa Maison is the Martinborough wine venture of Edward and Majory Leung who have a 3.24 ha close planted Pinot Noir vineyard on Lake Ferry Road. A little Chardonnay is also planted. They have had Wendy Potts making the wine from the 2014 vintage. www.mamaisonwines.nz The wines are available through Daniel Kemp’s ‘Great Little Vineyards’ business. www.greatlittlevineyards.com


  • Harakeke Farm Nelson Chardonnay 2015
  • Mon Cheval Waipara Valley North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2012
  • Ma Maison Martinborough Chardonnay 2016
  • Ma Maison Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016
  • Ma Maison ‘Cuvee Jade’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015

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