Hans Herzog

The Herzog families have grown wine in Switzerland since 1630. Hans Herzog is a graduate of the Wine University of Wädenswil, Switzerland, with a degree in viticulture and a master degree in winemaking, plus the experience of over 40 years as winegrower/winemaker. In 1994, Hans identified a unique piece of land bordering the banks of the Wairau River in Marlborough that would provide all the elements to continue with his tradition of leading the way with new grape varieties. Not influenced by commercial thoughts, he successfully planted Pinot Gris, Viognier and Montepulciano – varieties rarely witnessed in New Zealand at the time. The densely planted 13 HA vineyards adheres to both organic and bio-dynamic principles with Han’s following a non-interventional philosophy and uncompromising dedication for tending to the vines. Wines undergo long cool fermentation processes with wild yeasts, resulting in wines that not only reflect the terroir where they are grown, but Hans himself. At Hans Herzog, old-world methods and experience go hand in hand with technology. No chemicals, additives or concentration. 100% natural winemaking.