People: Harrison Eaton
Place: Marlborough, New Zealand
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir
Production: 1.200 bottles
A new winery strolling in from Marlborough, New Zealand. With his first vintage done in 2018, Harrison Eaton is a micro-boutique vigneron that produces less than 100 cases from 1 ha of vineyards. Mélange (French for "mish-mash") is a very apt brand name for a winery that loves mixing things up and playing around with different techniques with "classic" varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Harrison pairs his wines with songs, usually songs he’s been playing in the winery, highlighting different tones and the individuality/personality of the wines.