MATT KING, WINEMAKER

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.

2017

Current release

Canterbury Chardonnay

Enjoy the taste of summer all year round. Our Chardonnay vines are over 25 years old now, and are producing fruit with more intensity and depth of character. Aged with French oak and prepared with minimal intervention before bottling, this wine displays aromas of mandarin, white peach and lychee.

Meet the team

Say hello to cheeky Zoe, the guardian of our vines

Lone Goat Vineyard Pinot Noir

Varietals

Our 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

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

Medium sweet white

  • Winemaker Series Riesling 2015
  • Winemaker Series Pinot Gris 2012

Red – dry

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

Visit our vineyard and cellar door

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.

Coming up

Taste & discover

We exhibit at food and wine shows around the country, so come along to say hi and taste a selection of our delicious wines.

Coming up

Winetopia Wellington, 21-22 May, TSB Arena
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Winetopia Auckland, 18-19 June, Shed 10
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Winetopia Christchurch, 9-10 July, Air Force Museum of New Zealand
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