Delta is about hand crafting wines that are expressive and true to their vineyard roots. Our wines are elegant, modern and restrained, highlighting characteristics from the vineyard’s terroir with minimal winemaking influence. Our ultimate aim is to provide consumers with exceptional wines that are expressive, distinct and true to the terroir.
The Delta Wine Company was founded in 2000 by three prominent wine industry veterans and good mates, who had spent evenings enjoying wine and discussing the potential for exceptional and unique Pinot Noir in Marlborough. Using their collective extensive viticulture and winemaking expertise they found a site that was ideal for growing high quality Pinot Noir and planted it with selected Dijon clones.
Without the commercial limitations of their other projects, the comrades spared no expenses in their Delta venture, investing in not only the best land and vines, but cropping at extremely low levels, hand harvesting with multiple picks throughout the harvest season, and using self-indulgent winemaking techniques.
The investment paid off, with Delta wines receiving several high profile quality awards. In the following years Delta slowly began to add other varieties to its portfolio, as vineyard sites were identified that would produce exceptional and unique wines for a particular variety
The Delta winemaking team utilise hands-on, no expenses spared winemaking techniques including small batch fermentation, hand plunging, selecting premium French oak barriques, and maturing in oak until the wine is at its optimum. This winemaking preserves and enhances the expression of the unique vineyard site as well as creating high quality premium wine.