Wine is a passion

The first vines were planted at our boutique vineyard nearly 40 years ago by the renowned Giesen brothers. I have been here since the early days and took over as principal winemaker under the name Lone Goat in 2007.

As the vineyard has expanded and matured, we have been reaping the rewards of that pioneering work, and each year our small, dedicated team help us to harvest fruit of increasing intensity and depth to produce a range of outstanding, handcrafted wines.

We hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoy making them.

Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2020


Current release

Sauvignon Blanc

The ultimate taste of summer. This glorious Sauvignon Blanc, made from vines in the heart of the Wairau Valley, is made and bottled in our Canterbury winery. It displays vibrant gooseberry, white peach and passionfruit notes, which are complimented with elegant flinty tones. Nettle with citrus lime notes and focused acids give balance and a refreshing, lingering finish.

Meet the team

Say hello to cheeky Zoe, the guardian of our vines

Zoe the goat
Lone Goat Vineyard Pinot Noir



Bottles produced




Core range

Dry white

  • Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020
  • Canterbury Pinot Rosé 2018
  • Canterbury Unoaked Chardonnay 2010
  • Canterbury Chardonnay 2017

Off-dry white – a hint of sweetness

  • Canterbury Ehrenfleser 2013
  • Canterbury Pinot Gris 2019
  • Canterbury Riesling 2013

Red – dry

  • Canterbury Pinot Noir 2018
  • Canterbury Block 9 Pinot Noir 2016

For the connoisseur

Winemaker Series

  • Riesling 2015
  • Pinot Gris
Lone Goat Riesling



Bottles produced


Awards won

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Drop in & relax

The tasting room at our Burnham Vineyard, just outside Christchurch, is open 7 days a week. Drop in and take some time out in the sunny garden to sample our latest wines or make an appointment for a full tour.

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Taste & discover

Winemaker Matt King hosts regular tasting sessions, where you can discover more about the wines of New Zealand and beyond…

LGV oak barrels

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