Mount Edward was established in 1997 by Alan Brady in Gibbston, in the Central Otago region of New Zealand. For the avant-garde Brady this was a personal project to pioneer the region growing small quantities of premium Pinot Noir and Riesling that would reflect the terroirs and climates of Central Otago. The winery is nestled at the foot of the mountain from which it takes its name and was acquired by John Buchanan in 2004. Buchanan and his esteemed and creative winemaker Duncan Forsyth's philosophy is very much the same as Brady's: focusing on small batch single vineyard wines. Mount Edward own 6 vineyard sites in some of the best subregions of Central Otago: Gibbston, Bannockburn and Pisa. Pinot Noir, Gamay, Riesling, Pinto Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Albariño and Grüner Veltliner are all cultivated and both the vineyards and the winery are certified organic. Minimal intervention is practised with native yeasts utilised for fermentation and their wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered. In their own words Mount Edward say that their “heart is about making wines that are delicious, textural, subtle and moreish”. These wines are thrilling and vital and have real personality. Mount Edward lies in the Remarkables mountain range and that just about says it all - their wines are indeed Remarkable!