The Levels Vineyard at Te Awanga is planted in Chardonnay, Riesling and a small parcel of Sauvignon Blanc. There is very little top soil and is largely made up of stony beach gravels. The stones are free draining but with irrigation we can provide the optimum level of water the grape vines require resulting in concentrated perfectly ripe fruit almost every season. The Pacific Ocean is only a stone’s throw from the vineyard providing a cool sea breeze all day long. This not only helps retain the fresh acidity required to make fine white wines but also lowers the incidence of disease by providing a breeze that flows in and around the bunches. The Levels Vineyard is Sustainable Winegrowing NZ accredited.