About Kidnapper Cliffs
As the latest addition to the Robertson Family wine portfolio, Kidnapper Cliffs takes its name from the prominent "Cape Kidnappers" landmark at the southern tip of Hawkes Bay, NZ. This name commemorates the famous armed confrontation with local Maoris during Captain Cook's maiden voyage to New Zealand in October of 1769 and has been known as Cape Kidnappers ever since.
Kidnapper Cliffs joins two highly regarded wineries - Hawkes Bay's Te Awa and Martinborough's Dry River - purchased by the Robertson family in 2002-3. It also shares branding with the internationally recognized luxury lodge and golf course the Robertson's established at the Cape.
The Kidnapper Cliffs 17ha vineyard has been parceled out from Te Awa's mature vineyard holdings specifically for its relatively uniform, free draining soil and consistent production of high quality fruit. This new, super premium label effectively marries what is prime Te Awa 'terroir' to Dry River's methodical, terroir-focused approach to fine wine production with the sole intention of creating low yield, niche wines structured for long term cellaring. The stylistic ideal aims for fruit purity and full expression of varietal characters, rigorously preserved during the winemaking processes through to bottling... next page
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