Bordering the old Waiheke Air Strip this vineyard produces world-class Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot.
Planted when their children were barely walking, John and Paul Dunleavy’s vines have matured over two decades and, like their children, bring their own unique character to this wine.
Aged in barrels for 10 months, but made in a forward, fruit driven style to be enjoyed in youth, The Strip will continue to improve over time with careful cellaring.
Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec
Sugar: <1 g/l
Allergen info: Contains sulphites. No egg/fish has been used in production.
The dream Waiheke vintage.
Spring weather conditions were mild allowing an even fruit set and a sizeable crop. From there the summer of ‘19 set in. Hot dry sunny days turned into hot dry sunny weeks and months, leading to a vintage where each parcel of fruit achieved optimal ripeness.