Our Chardonnay was grown on an organically farmed vineyard in the Rapaura sub region of Marlborough.
Twenty-five year old vines on clay soils have provided naturally low yielding fruit. The fruit was handpicked, whole bunch pressed, naturally fermented and then rested in a mixture of old and new French oak barrels, including puncheons on full lees without stirring. This has created a savoury wine with power and structure. Unfined and Unfiltered.
Our Sauvignon Blanc is grown on fastidiously managed organic vineyards in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough.
Close Plantings and low yields have aided in making a style atypical of the region. The fruit was handpicked and whole bunch pressed, naturally fermented, and then aged on its lees for 10 months of which a portion rested in old French oak barrels.
Our Pinot Noir is grown on a vineyard that sits perfectly below the Nevis Bluff in Gibbston, Central Otago.
Alluvial schist soils and a cool environment reveals a highly perfumed, structured and elegant wine. The fruit was handpicked and fermented with a portion of whole bunches before resting in French oak barrels for 11 months. A beautiful tale of Pinot Noir from a majestic site. Bottled unfiltered.
Our Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is grown on an organic and biodynamically farmed vineyard in the Wairau Valley region of Marlborough
The fruit is handpicked and whole bunch pressed, then naturally fermented and aged in a concrete egg for 11 months. This adds to the elegance and texture of the wine with Semillon demanding to play the leading role.
Who is Kelly Washington?
At Kelly Washington we seek the most unique and diverse parcels of high quality fruit, which we translate into our elegant and honest wines. We work with a fastidious bunch of growers who have a love for the land, and are unrelenting in their pursuit of nurturing exceptional fruit from distinguished sites. Old vines, high density planting, vineyards of altitude, farmed sustainable, organically and/or bio-dynamically are the attributes we seek from the growers we work with.