French Peak Wines

In a bay on the Western Shores of Akaroa Harbour, lies the scenic village of French Farm, where the original French Settlers first planted their vines. It is here that you will find our beautiful boutique vineyard, owned by Fraser Henderson and Elise Cailleau, leased by Renan Cataliotti. The unique terroir of the Banks Peninsula is reflected in the distinctive flavour of our wines, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and a Provencal style Rosé.

French Peak Vineyard is a boutique, family-owned vineyard set in the idyllic French Farm Valley. Planted with approximately 3.5 Ha of vines, including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.

We are following organic and Bio dynamic principles because we believe in the true expression of our wines coming from a true terroir. 

The sunny sheltered aspect and the volcanic soils produce unique Banks Peninsula fruit, which is patiently nurtured, hand-picked and then crafted into unique wines.

Our Wines are available for purchase directly from our cellar door  or from a number of local shops and restaurants. Our wines can also be purchased online, with free shipping within New Zealand. 

Set amidst the vines and landscaped gardens, is our traditional timber-framed barn, containing both wine tasting and self-contained attic accommodation.

New summer  opening hours are:

Open every day for wine tasting and platter 

11am - 5pm

79 French Farm Valley Road. 

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