Where we began

Our History

The “cradle of quality” for Squawking Magpie is the Woodlands Vineyard in the Gimblett Gravels area, the first 4 hectares of which were planted in 1995. In 2002, a new 20 hectare vineyard was developed as a joint venture and planted predominantly in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.

From the very first plantings, emphasis has been placed on creating outstanding wines by focusing on viticultural excellence.

Proudly producing

Quality wines

Owner and director Gavin Yortt and his team hold the firm belief that great wine comes from great grapes. And the proof is certainly there to be tasted: Squawking Magpie wines exhibit all the elegance and finesse of a unique terroir and stand testament to the superiority of single vineyard estate management and production.

Proud to be an accredited member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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