Smith & Sheth is a contemporary négociant inspired by the original French négociants and British merchants who worked, using their connections, to create expert wines. Steve Smith MW has a formidable reputation in the wine industry and Brian Sheth is an investor and wildlife conservationist with a strong love for New Zealand. They share a love of fine wine and in 2014 realised their dream and began building on over 35 years spent forging relationships.
The grapes are sourced from private growers as well as Smith & Sheth own estates (Bridge Pa, Omahu and Mangatahi). All on gravelly soils, these vineyards have a long history of producing exceptional wines that truly represent the potential of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. A fresh pale straw colour wine with some green tinges. On the palate it is fruit driven yet complex. Fresh acidity balanced by a creamy, lingering texture.