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ONE VISION, TWO HEMISPHERES
Domaine Thomson Wines is a family owned organic wine producer with vineyards in Central Otago, New Zealand and Burgundy, France.
Owners, PM and David Hall-Jones are dedicated to their vision of making the finest wines in both New Zealand and France wines which express the individual terroir of each region.
The Domaine Thomson logo is an expression of our unique two hemisphere adventure.
Our commitment to farming organically is the heart and soul of our business. All of our vines, in New Zealand and our Gevrey-Chambertin vineyard, are farmed organically. We plan to convert our other vines in France to organic farming in the future. In addition, with the space we need for cows, compost and preps, we are able to follow biodynamic practices at home base on Central Otago. Come and visit us to see our organic and biodynamic practices in action.
FROM THE NEW WORLD: Premium Central Otago Pinot Noir
At 45° South, Domaine Thomson’s spectacular elevated site above the valley floor has 360-degree views of the Cromwell Basin and Lake Dunstan, framed by the Dunstan and Pisa Mountain ranges and the St Bathans Mountains further beyond. The 14-hectare vineyard’s gentle slopes overlooking Pisa Moorings lakeside settlement have been planted as four distinct blocks – the North Block, the Terraces, the South Block and the Moon Block – each with its own special characteristics. We grow just one variety, a “single vineyard” pinot noir.
The mixture of Davis and Dijon pinot noir clones, planted from 2000 are on elevated north east facing terraces in deep gravel with some loess and clay. The relatively frost-free, warm mesoclimate and free draining soils provide ideal grape-growing conditions, producing an excellent concentration and intensity of flavours.
Under the guidance of Vineyard Manager, Simon Gourley, we practice organic and bio-dynamics and have been fully certified with BioGro since 2014. Much of the vineyard work is carried out by hand, including hand harvesting to preserve the quality of the fruit. Prominent New Zealand winemaker Dean Shaw of the Central Otago Wine Company produced the first Surveyor Thomson Pinot Noir in 2003 and continues to create outstanding Domaine Thomson wines today.