Hawkes Bay

Winemakers – Warren Gibson & Lorraine Leheny

Sustainable Vineyard Practises

La Collina is the Estate Vineyard of Warren Gibson and Lorraine Leheny. Wines produced from this site are extremely pure and quality is of the highest in the Region. The La Collina vineyard is extremely steep, with terraced plantings on the hillside on the North/Northwest facing slopes of Roys Hill. The site is west of Hastings, over looking Hawke’s Bay. The hillside is protected from the cooling effects of the southerly and southwesterly winds and during the growing season is bathed in sunshine. Three wines are currently produced in small quantities which are unfortunately not  equal to the demand for these iconic wines.

The la collina wines are made in extremely small quantities from only the best vintages, and even less makes it offshore. The la collina Viognier has the traditional floral aromatics of Viognier, hints of Jasmine and Citrus blossom. The rich, lush palate is held together with the spine of Chardonnay, giving it a tighter line through the middle.

The la collina Syrah continues in the style of previous la collina vintages, showing vineyard expression combined with vintage definition. It is the 9th harvest from the la collina vineyard and it is the seventh Syrah bottled under the la collina label. The la collina Viognier Tardi exhibits great balance and full flavours coupled with an oily texture. 100% Late Harvest Viognier from la collina vineyard. This is the second vintage of this wine, the first being 2007. Aromas of ripe apricots and rose water with a rich, lush palate of honeyed fruit and Turkish delight.