Surveyor Thomson Wines is dedicated to producing exceptional single vineyard pinot noir in Central Otago.
The first vines were planted in 2000 on 14 hectares of gently sloping glacial terraces above Lake Dunstan, with Mt Pisa in the background. The combination of the north-east facing terraces and the warmth of the lake has given us a unique terroir which enables us to produce a wine which is reflective of the strengths of Central Otago - structure and complexity.
Our aim each year is to bring out the best of our terroir in each vintage, and to allow the wine to express the nobility of the pinot noir grape.
Pinot noir (French: [pino nwaʁ]) a black wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name is derived from the French words for "pine" and "black" alluding to the grape variety's tightly clustered dark purple pine cone–shaped bunches of fruit