Life. Land. Legacy.
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Like all who come to Central Otago, the Lloyd Family fell in love with the almost other-worldly beauty and unpretentious quality of the land and lifestyle.
'Te Kano' (Maori for seed) celebrates the lone surviving Kowhai tree affectionately known as 'Old Man Kowhai' on the Northburn slopes above Lake Dunstan - on land Te Kano Estate calls home. Committed to rejuvenating the land and a sustainable future through re-planting and excellent stewardship. Te Kano is for those who appreciate the rarest combination of layered elegance and sublime natural quality. Te Kano Estate comprises three vineyards, all under the careful guidance of viticulturist Mike Winters – Northburn, 'Jerome' and 'Eliza'. The latter two are named after beloved family members and are located in Bannockburn. The Northburn site, purchased in 2015, is currently under development.
The inaugural 2017 release include a Blanc de Noir, Rose and Pinot Gris, crafted by winemaker Dave Sutton, with fruit grown in the Jerome and Eliza vineyards.