Churton is a biodynamically farmed, certified organic vineyard situated in the southern hills of Marlborough, New Zealand, founded in 1997. Producing hand-harvested Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir as well as small quantities of Viognier and Petit Manseng, Churton's core philosophy is New World wine tempered with Old World style. The decision stems from Sam Weaver’s farming background and learning of organic viticulture when studying the MW back in 1988, learning the use of biodynamic calendars for planting vineyards from James Milton. 2019 is Churton’s founder Mandy Weaver’s favorite vintage. The vintage is made of field blend by picking small quantities of Viognier / Pt Manseng and Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard and processing the fruit together, released under the Natural State label.
The founder of Churton: Sam Weaver
Vineyard and Winery Production Manager: Ben Weaver