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THE STORY OF JULICHER VINEYARD
After 20 years of putting our roots down, we've changed tack...
Renowned sailors, the Butterworth Family is the new custodians of Julicher Vineyard, planted in the iconic soils of Te Muna.
Where it all began
What does a Dutch bricklayer, olive trees and some of the world’s best Pinot Noir have in common? Quite a lot actually.
The Early Days
Wim Julicher (Yu-li-ka) set out the vineyard, dug every hole and planted every grape.
Julicher Pinot Noir was born.
What Wim lacked in viticultural education he made up for with a masterclass in keeping an eye on his neighbours.
We've changed tack
With twenty-five years of cultivating, nurturing and picking up more than their fair share of gold medals, the foundations of one of New Zealand’s most mature vineyards were set, ready for the next custodians to take the helm.
it's in the blood
While the Butterworth Family is world famous for their sailing achievements, their viticultural heritage dates back to the founding days of the New Zealand wine industry.
When you’re really proud of something you put your name to it.
The J-Knot on every bottle, the strongest knot you can tie, is a tribute to our vineyard’s founder, Wim Julicher.