Claire and Mike Allan were drawn to Marlborough by the potential for intense fruit flavours and the promise of rounded, elegant wines. Their early years were spent gaining valuable experience in wineries in Marlborough; Mike at Cloudy Bay and Vavasour whilst Claire was at Corbans and Lawson’s Dry Hills. They also both did a vintage in Champagne at Veuve Cliquot and Taittinger respectively.
This gave them a great grounding in making bright New World wines, but also an appreciation of the sense of land, heritage and tradition from the Old World. This was also when they purchased the wonderful Home block in Rapaura. It took several years to get it cleared, build the house and get the first vines planted. At the same time two gorgeous daughters arrived – Tui and Sophie – and they have played a full part in the continuing journey (and the workforce!).
At Huia, the creation of good wine and a commitment to the environment go hand in hand. The result is elegant, hand crafted wines that go to help define the potential of Marlborough. With a focus on organics and biodynamics, Huia makes beautiful wines for today, while protecting the vitality of the soils for future generations.
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