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.
The friends spared no expenses in their Delta venture, investing in the best land and vines, hand harvesting with multiple picks throughout the harvest season and using boutique winemaking techniques.
The investment paid off, with Delta wines receiving several high profile quality awards for their Pinot Noirs. In the years following, as other vineyard sites were identified that would produce exceptional and unique wines, Delta began adding other varieties to its portfolio. These now include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Hawke’s Bay Merlot, all of which have received awards throughout the world.
Since our inception, our goal has remained the same: to provide consumers with exceptional wines that are expressive, distinct and true to their vineyard roots.