Photo: David Mason reflects on 30 Sacred hill vintages.
As Sacred Hill Vineyards racks up 30 vintages with the release of its 2015 wines, MD and co-founder David Mason has the US market firmly in his sights.
Started in the mid 1980s by Mason, his brother Mark and their winemaking friend Tony Bish on the Mason family farm in Hawke’s Bay picturesque Dartmoor Valley, Sacred Hill is now one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned wine producers, making more than 350,000 cases per year. It has become one of the country’s premium brands, a favourite in the domestic market and exports wines to more than 30 countries. But all that belies its humble beginnings.