Our vision began in the air. Thats where founder Chris Pask – flying in the cockpit of his topdressing plane – first saw the potential for growing exceptional grapes in the light, stony soils of the ancient Ngaruroro riverbed.
Sheltered from Pacific breezes and several degrees warmer than any other New Zealand wine-growing area, it was in this sun-drenched valley that Chris planted Pasks first vines thirty years ago. A prized 1985 Cabernet Sauvignon marked our first vintage and from this modest beginning, the world-renowned Gimblett Gravels wine-growing district was established.
More than three decades later, were as passionate as ever about making authentic wines to be shared and enjoyed. Our award-winning winemaking team use sustainable methods ensure the quality and consistency of our wines. From grape-picking in our 60 hectares of vineyards to bottling at our Hawkes Bay winery, there is hands-on care throughout the entire winemaking process.
Pask wines have earned gold medals and trophy success in London, Australia, Asia, the United States, Canada and New Zealand across a range of varietals and styles, but innovation is important to us. Drawing on the teams winemaking experience and intimate knowledge of Gimblett Gravels, we continue to enhance the quality of our wines, as well as experiment with wine styles and techniques under our “Small Batch” collection.
At Pask, we remain singularly focused on making enduring styles of wine of great value. At our winery, you wont find T-shirts for sale or a restaurant. But you will find a small team of dedicated people who love to make Pask wines.
From the dusty tannins of our soil to our cool climate and golden sunshine, we believe every bottle of Pask wine tells a story.