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Blake Family Vineyard was established in 2000 with the sole aim of creating a world class single vineyard Bordeaux-style red wine from the premium stoney soil in Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

The foundation of the wines is crafted under the guidance of Mark Blake, the owner, along with assistant winemaker Jason Exposto.

We have identified the key ingredients used by a handful of small artisan producers in St Emilion, Pomerol and the Napa Valley to create wines of incredible quality. The decision to create something unique in the Gimblett Gravels winemaking district in New Zealand was taken only after other international locations were evaluated.

We focus on world class quality at every level - from the vineyards, people, enological and viticultural equipment, to business management. From high precision viticulture, low yields, optimum ripeness, to gentle and precise processing in small lots of less than 5 tonnes each, every aspect of our winemaking enterprise is meticulously planned and executed. Over the years, we have sought out and recruited only deeply committed and talented people for each key position, from vineyard to market.

We are determined to combine our passion and commitment with the time and resources required to ensure that our goals are met without compromise.

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