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Cracroft Chase

110 Shalamar Drive , Cashmere , 8022 , New Zealand
Region: Christchurch, Canterbury 033379339 http://cracroftchase.co.nz
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  • Year Established:
    1998
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About our winery:

The vineyard is nestled in a picturesque valley in Christchurch, in the South Island of NewZealand. Between 1998 and 1999, five hectares were planted with Pinot Gris, on graftedrootstock. Sheltered on three sides by hills clad in forestry, and fully open to the hot summerNor’West wind, the valley enjoys a special micro climate. The ‘U’ trellising system allows airand sun through the canopy. Summer works and harvesting are done by hand.The grapes are processed in the winery onsite, with state-of-the-art Italian machinery, andtrue artisan attention to detail. The wine is aged in bottles for at least three years.The label carries the name of the original landowners, the Cracroft-Wilson family, Settlerswho owned all of the Cashmere area in Christchurch as well as the hunting chase where thevineyard is located. In this way a little piece of New Zealand history is preserved. The labelname Wood’s Edge refers to the peculiar location of the vineyard.Alessandro and Wilma Laryn, who immigrated from Italy in 1996, own and manage theproperty. We’re happy to provide boutique wines at good prices.


Three things to love about us:

Cracroft Chase Vineyard and Winery are accredited sustainable by Sustainable New Zealand Winegrowing since 2010.The vineyard is in town, easy to reach.We welcome national and international visitors.


What makes us unique:

We make exclusively Pinot Gris, in two different styles, and we age them before release.


Our awards:

Wood's Edge 2009:Silver medal, Hong Kong Int’l Wine & Spirit Comp 2011Silver medal, Hong Kong Int’l Wine & Spirit Comp 2011, matched with Peking duck Bronze Medal, Wine Style Asia Award 2011, Singapore Recommended, Winestate Magazine (4 stars) (Annual Edition 2012, page 153)Grey Pearl 2011:Silver medal, Hong Kong Int’l Wine and Spirit Competition 2013, food matching comp.


  Days and hours open

MonAppt Only
TueAppt Only
WedAppt Only
ThuAppt Only
Fri2:00 PM3:00 PM
Sat2:00 PM3:00 PM
Sun2:00 PM3:00 PM

  • Casual
  • Good For Groups
  • Hidden Gem
  • Has A View
  • Tasting Room Only
  • Small & Quaint
  • Family Run
  • Sustainable
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Ability to Purchase Wine
  • Limo Friendly
  • Private Tasting

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