“I wasn’t sure about putting my name on the front of a bottle. It seemed a bit egocentric. But faced with the prospect of naming a wine after another tree, river, rock or mountain and then trying to define what made my wine unique, my name seemed a fair choice.” – Ant Moore
Ant Moore’s vineyards are based around Marlborough in each of the sub-regions of the Awatere, Waihopai and Wairau Valleys. Each of these regions have their own micro-climates and terroir that provide a unique personality to the vineyards and its grapes. Ant purchased the land, converted it into vineyards and has made one of them his home-block, where he can keep an eye on the every-changing activity that happens in the vineyards.
The production of this estate wine is the culmination of many years hard work and the realisation of a dream. Ant moved to New Zealand in 2002 and has since undertaken every task required to make wine. He developed a number of bare blocks into vineyards, bought a winery and built it up, created a number of successful wine brands and now with benefit of hard-earned experience, he has launched his signature wine “ant moore”.
Ant has control over every aspect of the production, from managing his vines to harvesting the fruit to processing the wine. He’s not afraid to try new and different approaches and to push the boundaries. To him that’s what making wine is all about… constantly learning and enjoying the creative expression that is making wine.
Ant produces Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Pinot Gris from his vineyards in Marlborough and a Pinot Noir made from Central Otago fruit. To find out more visit the Ant Moore Website.