Redmetal Vineyards began in 1991 with the planting of a north facing 8 hectare block of prime viticultural land in the Bridge Pa Triangle sub-region of Hawkes Bay.
This is a part of New Zealand renowned for it's agricultural excellence. The vineyard is on the old bed of the Ngaruroro River with free-draining river gravels (locally known as red metals) being the crucial factor in making high quality wine.
The Bridge Pa Triangle is situated at latitude 39⁰ south, about the same distance from the equator as Madrid in the northern hemisphere. We don’t get their temperature extremes, but concentrated fruit flavours are produced by a long, slow ripening season.