Craggy Range exclusively crafts single-vineyard, terroir-driven wines and is a benchmark ambassador for the high quality of New Zealand’s wines. Founded in 1997, Craggy Range consists of two estate properties, Te Muna Road Vineyard and Gimblett Gravels Vineyard and two wineries, Gimblett Gravels and Giants (under the escarpment of Te Mata Peak). Each vineyard has a separate soil structure, distinctive climate and unique topography, which allow Craggy Range to produce a diverse portfolio of wines.
The idea behind Craggy Range Winery began when Terry Peabody and his wife Mary decided they wanted to create a family legacy, one that could be handed down to future generations. They decided they would create a wine estate somewhere in the world with their desire stemming from the family’s love of fine wine. There was one condition – Terry did not want to buy into an existing vineyard, rather he wanted to select bare land, an untouched site to ensure a focus on quality from the very beginning. In New Zealand he saw the potential he had not seen elsewhere: from the country’s exceptional climate, a rich history in farming the land and the pioneering spirit of its people.