People: Annie & James Millton
Grapes: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Muscat, Marsanne, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Shiraz
Type of Farming: Certified Organic, Certified Biodynamic
Way before the upsurge of vignerons and wineries around the world starting to convert to biodynamic viticulture in the ninenties, James and Annie Milton had already embraced the esoteric version of organic farming based on Rudolf Steiner’s ideas. After gaining experience in France and Germany, they went back to New Zealand, establishing Millton in 1984. Today, they focus on less classic grapes, producing wonderful wines with depth, finesse, balance and flawless terroir expressions. These are game-changing drops, don't sleep on them.