Mt Difficulty’s story begins in the early 1990’s with ‘The Gang Of Four’ – the owners of five newly-planted vineyards in Bannockburn. Upon a handshake they decided to work together to produce wine under one label. This handshake bound the owners of Molyneux, Mansons Farm, Verboeket Estate and Full Circle until 2004 when Mt Difficulty Wines Ltd was officially formed. Today, Mt Difficulty is one of the most important producers in Central Otago with vineyards across the region (and some of the oldest vines). They are considered to be one of the top producers in an already premium region for Pinot Noir.
All Bannockburn wines are sourced from Mt Difficulty’s own vineyards in the Bannockburn sub-region. The team at Mt Difficulty ensures only the highest quality grapes are selected for the Bannockburn label. Bright and lively nectarine introduces this wine to the palate. A moderate amount of residual sugar (30g/L) has been retained to balance the clean acidity. Poised and cleanly articulated, the phenolics connect the wine together, providing drive and engagement.