World class Cabernet Blends planted and conceived
on Waiheke Island by Mike Spratt
Destiny Bay Vineyards is nestled in a small, wind sheltered valley on Waiheke Island. The combination of gently contoured slopes, warm northerly aspect, cracking clay soils, and meticulous winemaking practices, creates an ideal environment for the crafting of Cabernet blends that are delicately balanced, full-bodied, and distinctive.
The 15,000 vines are composed of clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot selected from premium wine districts around the world. Destiny Bay’s uncompromising viticulture practices, meticulous fruit sorting, and winemaking processes are a benchmark for consistent quality and carefully crafted artisan winemaking.
Destiny Bay is a fully sustainable vineyard and Waiheke’s first fully sustainable winery. Small batch fermentations with extended maceration times are followed by 12-15 months in French and American oak.
All wines are cellared for two years before release. Destiny Bay wines are found in prestigious restaurants in New Zealand and the U.S. as well as selected fine wine merchants. Lauded by critics and wine writers in the U.S., U.K. and New Zealand, Destiny Bay’s Magna Praemia blend also is acknowledged as New Zealand’s most expensive red wine.