Larry McKenna

The Winery

A specialty design energy efficient winery is partially complete at Te Muna Road. Stage one, an underground barrel room was completed in 2003. This room gives us natural humidity and temperature control. When the fermentation room is built above this barrel room we will be able to gravity feed all fruit and wine processing. This allows the gentlest handling of fruit and the young wines. The aim is to complete all processes with out the use of pumps. The wines are softer and more rounded with these techniques.

When both rooms are complete we will be able to produce wine with a minimum of inputs keeping our carbon foot print as low as possible.

The fruit receival/fermentation building is planned and will include the latest ideas in energy conversation and alternative power supply.