Q WINE BORN FROM A DEEP LOVE
In 2002, enthusiastic New Zealand wine lover Jules Stephan got the opportunity of a lifetime when he was able to obtain a block of land in the Waitaki Valley, an area where sheep farming held sway up to that time, but which had the clear potential to produce exceptional wines.
He enlisted the help of business woman Jules Matthews to realise the dream of creating distinctive wines made for the sheer love of it. She has always been passionate about great wines, travelling to some of the world's premium wine-growing regions and experiencing the best that nature has to offer.
THE MAKING OF A GREAT VINEYARD AND WINES
Bearing in mind the unique qualities of the terroir, as well as their particular fondness for Pinot Noir, they set about finding the perfect rootstocks and clones for the newly christened Q WINE.
The vineyard clearly lent itself to growing Pinot Gris as well, so those were the two varieties planted in 2005. Not wanting to put wine into the market before the quality was perfect, Q WINE waited for the vines to mature. In 2010 the first grapes were harvested.
With its style and quality firmly established, Q WINE is now winning over serious wine lovers, one glassful at a time.