Hare’s Run wines are crafted from grapes hand-picked from the oldest vines in the Dakins Road area of Gladstone, Wairarapa.
Our wines are made in the traditional French style by winemaker Alastair Gardner, barrel-aged in oak before bottling. Alastair makes wine with a level of craft that can’t be mass produced, so each vintage our production is limited.
Our viticulturist is James Bell, a marine biologist, who uses lessons learned from his career in ecology to manage the vines and achieve balance in the vineyard ecosystem.
You can taste the unique Dakins Road terroir in our wine. Each season the roots of our vines reach deeper into the Ruamahanga River gravels, which gives Hare’s Run its distinctive, flinty minerality.
Hare’s Run is owned by James, his partner Claire, and their two children, Poppy and John. They live alongside the vineyard block, which they share with several families of fast running hares.
Hare’s Run Pinot Noir 2016
"We have seven Pinot Noir clones in our vineyard, equal amounts of each (113, 114, 115, 10/5, 777, 667, 5). Seven tonnes of grapes were harvested in 2016 at approximately 23 brix. In the winery, about 20% of the grapes were whole bunched pressed by hand in a basket press, and the rest were then de-stemmed and pressed. The wine was barrel fermented with 15% new French oak for 10 months, before filtering and bottling. Hare’s Run Pinot Noir has vibrant berry flavours, rich spice with the subtle, yet distinct, minerality that comes from the ancient riverbed on which these vines grow in Dakins Road". ~ Hare's Run
Hare’s Run Pinot Gris 2017
"The fruit for our 2017 Pinot Gris came from Lynfer Estate, this block is literally a few strides away from our home block. The grapes were hand harvested at 22.8 brix and the wine was oak aged for around 7 months. Enjoy the aromas of pear and stone fruit on the nose, with flavours of rich quince and a baked pear crumble on the palate this is a deliciously fruity wine". ~ Hare's Run
This is a beautifully fruity wine with aromas of pear and stone fruit ~ we’re really enjoying it.
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