Three Miners Vineyard is thrilled to launch their new design label. The new label is available on the 2019 Pinot Gris, 2019 Rose and 2018 Pinot Noir which is due for release soon.
Kirstin and Paul Wright, owners of Three Miners Vineyard want to bring to life the faces and challenges of the three miners who were the first custodians of the land that was to become Three Miners Vineyard, on the banks of the Clutha River in Earnscleugh, near Clyde, Central Otago.In the 1860’s three miners, James Simmonds, Thomas Oliver and Joseph Knowles, had mining rights next to the property that was to become Three Miners Vineyard, a harsh and inhospitable landscape with scorching hot summers and cold winters.
The men formed the Earnscleugh Grand Junction Mining Company. They mined together for a couple of years and then invested in water rights. They cut water races from the Fraser river (that is fed by the Clutha river) and sold water to other miners to make their fortune.James Simmonds and Thomas Oliver stayed locally and became prominent citizens while Joseph Knowles died relatively young and was buried in the Clyde cemetery.
Today the vineyard is 17 hectares, planted in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, with Chardonnay plantings on-line for 2020.Paul and Kirstin admire the true grit, tenacity and strength of character that came with those first three men and they carry that spirit on today with their passion to create wines that show the high quality and terroir character from the vineyard.
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