THE ROCKFERRY
RANGES

Our aim is simply to make good, honest wine

– wine that is a pure expression of the variety and site and that encompasses the complexity, texture and balance that all good wine requires.

OUR RANGES

AT ROCK FERRY WE HAVE BEEN BUSY
CREATING OUR BEAUTIFUL RANGE OF WINES

ESTATE WINES

currently represented by our 3rd Rock label, blended from grapes grown in various blocks within our company owned vineyards. They are representative of regional and sub-regional varietal characters, specifically Marlborough’s Rapaura and Central Otago’s Bendigo sub-regions.


SINGLE VINEYARD

made in small volumes and sourced from unique parcels within our company owned vineyards. These wines represent the pinnacle of varietal and site-specific expression and are only released from the best vintages.

SPARKLING WINES

made in the ‘traditional method’ and made simply because we can! These wines are a celebration of our vineyard sites and the wonderful winegrowing climate that is New Zealand’s South Island.


OUR WINES

Rock ferry wines have been organically produced

3RD ROCK

Blended from grapes grown in various blocks within our company owned vineyards, our 3rd Rock wines are representative of regional and sub-regional varietal characters, specifcally Marlborough's Rapaura and Central Otago's Bendigo sub-regions. 

Check it out in the Store

Single VINEYARD

Made in small volumes and sourced from unique parcels within our company owned vineyards. These wines represent the pinnacle of varietal and site-specific expression and are only released from the best vintages.

Check it out in the Store

SPARKLING BRUT

Made in the ‘traditional method’ and made simply because we can! These wines are a celebration of our vineyard sites and the
wonderful winegrowing climate that is New Zealand’s South Island.

Check it out in the Store

THE ROCK FERRY STORY

Get To Know More About Rock ferry

From Humble beginnings...

Tom Hutchison arrived in Marlborough in the early 1990’s where he met Fiona Harvey, a local originally from Pelorus Sound and they began growing grapes under contract for local premium wine producers.Tom and Fiona purchased Rock Ferry Cottage in the early 2000’s and set it up as self-contained accommodation. When the time came to create their own wine label
in 2005, Tom & Fiona used the Rock Ferry name as inspiration for their
natural winegrowing approach.

They embarked on converting their vineyards to an organic farming regime in 2006. Right from the first wines produced, a
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and a Blanc de Blancs from
the 2005 vintage, Tom & Fiona employed the exceptional talents of winemaker
Allan McWilliams where Allan continues to this day.

our philosophy

to make real wines
which speak of their home

—Tom Hutchison

Rock Ferry Today...

Today Rock Ferry makes fifteen wine styles sourced from three
vineyards from two winegrowing regions! The wine styles range from classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to silky smooth Central Otago Pinot Noir, from an elegant Marlborough Blanc de Blancs to a mineral Pinot Blanc from Marlborough’s Rapaura sub region to a Tempranillo from Trig Hill Vineyard in Central Otago.The wines are all sourced from company owned vineyards in Marlborough and Central Otago which are certified organic. To maintain complete control over quality Rock Ferry developed their own winery in 2009 where Allan and his team continue to ply their craft.

To showcase this extensive range, the Rock Ferry Cellar Door & Café was opened in 2011, where Fiona, a chef by trade set up the seasonally inspired café restaurant to produce the perfect match for Rock Ferry’s organic wines.

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