Why did we name our Pinot Gris Pigeon Rocks?
Sitting outside enjoying a glass of our Pigeon Rocks Central Otago Pinot Gris this evening, the Pigeon Rocks which adjoin Bald Hills looked especially beautiful.
These rocks are the home to a number of pigeons which fly out daily for a reconnoitre of the vineyards, in particular flying above our pinot gris plantings and adding to the fertility of the soil and the flavour of the wine as they do so! Their prime purpose is probably to scare away hawks hovering near their roosting grounds but we feel sure they take a proprietorial interest in the vines below – from which we harvest our Bald Hills Pigeon Rocks Pinot Gris.
Tasting Room visitors enjoy the sight of a flock protecting both their young ones and their very own vineyard below.