Located in the world’s southernmost winegrowing region, the name ‘Carrick’ is derived from the gold-mining town and the mountain range to which the estate points. Famous for their quality Pinot Noir and dedicated to producing estate-grown, wild fermented, small batch and sustainable wines, the Carrick Bend on their logo is a knot that symbolises the union between the land and their people.
All viticultural tasks are carried out manually; from pruning, leaf plucking, and shoot-thinning right through to harvesting. The wines are vinified separately according to plots then matured in French oak barrels (20% new) for 12 months before blending without fining or filtration. The reward for such investment and attention to detail manifests itself in an approachable, concentrated wine, crammed with black cherries and raspberries with a lovely, fragrant undertone of violets.