The Churton Vineyard
Vines are the heart of Churton, covering 22 hectares of our 51-hectare farm. The vineyard is farmed biodynamically and is certified organic. We truly believe that biodynamic farming is the best farming philosophy to express the essence of our place.
The vineyard is planted according to the rise and fall topography of our undulating landscape. Covering the north-east facing hillside, the 17 vineyard blocks enjoy the gentle rays of the morning sun and avoid the harsh afternoon rays, allowing our vines to ease their grapes to the finish line, which creates wines of greater complexity and refinement.
While the New Zealand sun can be strong in summer, Marlborough is a cool climate for grape growing and frost can be issue. Lucky for us, the eastern boundary of the vineyard falls steeply away to the Omaka river, 50 metres below, allowing frosts to literally fall off a cliff.
While Marlborough’s alluvial valley floor is free draining, on our hillside, there is a deep layer of clay-based loess over the alluvial gravels. This denser soil type has a greater water-holding capacity and we aim to dry farm, if the season allows. The detailed nature of our farming results in healthy soils, healthy vines and delicious wines.
The Quarters Vineyard and Homestay
The Quarters Vineyard is one of FROMM Winery's small but precious gems in its prized vineyard family. Nestled in the beautiful Brancott Valley - only 3 minutes from us - is a shining example of the beauty of Marlborough with the stunning Wither Hills framing the vineyard views. Our growers have a delightful homestead overlooking their vineyard in a beautiful parkland complete with abundant orchards, walnut grove and hammock! To share the experience, they have developed a beautiful and peaceful guest studio which is both elegant and private featuring a luxurious king bed with high quality linen, a deck overlooking the orchard and vineyard, smart TV with Netflix (and ice cream for late night snacks!), WiFi, a bountiful breakfast hamper including local seasonal produce and, of course, access to the magnificent wines from the vineyard. Come join us in beautiful FROMM country, enjoy the wines and relax a while.