NZ profiles – Felton Road


Monty Waldin is the author of Monty Waldin's Biodynamic Wine Guide 2011 (sold via For a full list of the other producers profiled in this series, see New Zealand's green turnaround.

I last visited Felton Road in Central Otago's Cromwell basin in 2004, when its efforts to become more biodynamic – compost, cover crops and soil mulching – were just beginning. (The photo shows Calvert vineyard with a flourishing mustard cover crop.) Since then the 33 ha of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling vines on three distinct sites (Calvert, Cornish Point and Elms) have gone fully biodynamic...