The Brennan Family vineyards are situated in the Gibbston sub region of Central Otago along the eastern end of the Gibbston Back Rd. The original vineyard site was purchased in 1994 and planting began soon after. The site offers a wide variation of soils and aspects within a relatively small area. The six hectares planted range over lower alluvial flats through moderate to steeply sloping areas of lean, stony soils. In 2007 the Brennans were able to aquire a mature 4 hectare vineyard adjacent to the original block adding elevated flats to the the Brennan Vineyard site. This diversity through the vineyards is an instrumental factor in the development of layered complexity in our wines.
The 10 hectares of vines consist of about 8 hectares of Pinot Noir, just over a hectare of Pinot Gris, a half hectare of Gewürztraminer and very small plots of recently planted Tempranillo and Muscat. The majority of the vines are on own roots with the Tempranillo, Muscat and some of the later planted Pinot Noir on rootstock. Five different clones (115,5,6,667,777) make up the Pinot Noir plantings and each offers different characteristics to the final wine. With an average age of over ten years, our vines represent some of the more mature plantings in the region.