Felton Road situated in Bannockburn, Central Otago was bought by English Nigel Greening, a self confessed Pinot Noir 'addict' in 2000 since when it's been organically farmed. This is one of the most southerly wine growing regions in the world where there are vineyard parcels, shadowed by snow-capped mountains, which have a unique microclimate that enables the production of fine wine even on the outer limits of sustainable wine production. The hot days, cool nights and long dry autumns play a vital role in this. Overseen by Blair Walter who has experience in two of the world's other great Pinot Noir regions, Burgundy and Oregon, the winemaking philosophy is a softly, softly approach at no point in the viticulture or winemaking processes is the human hand allowed to make its mark too heavily. Felton Road work in tandem with nature using organic treatments, manure and plant cover crops to ensure natural bio-diversity in the vineyards. Low yields are achieved through hand pruning and all picking takes place by hand. In the cellars Burgundian barrels are used for the oak-aged wines and bottling takes place without fining or filtration. The result is pure, light touch, vibrant wine.