The Destiny Bay winery was founded in 2000 by Mike Spratt and his wife Ann on the island of Waiheke. Today, it comprises about 6.2 hectares of vineyards planted with the Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Malbec (8%) and Petit Verdot (2%). The farm, whose wines are now made by Mike and Ann’s son Sean, is regarded in New Zealand as the only true specialist in Cabernet Sauvignon blends and the leading producer of Cabernet-dominant blends. In order to bring the top quality to the bottle year after year, the Pratt family relies on very extreme yield reduction, meticulous vineyard work, manual harvesting, elaborate grape selection, careful work in the cellar as well as environmentally friendly and sustainable viticulture and winemaking practices.
Ecological balance is more than a social responsibility. It is good grape growing and wine making practice. Destiny Bay is a fully accredited Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand vineyard & winery. Destiny Bay invests time and money in hundreds of environmentally sensitive practices for one simple reason: protecting the planet is worth it.