The Moonlight Race name comes from a water pathway which passes through the Burn Cottage Property, one of the hundreds of water channels, “races”, which were created during the early years of European immigration to bring water down from the mountains around us. The Moonlight Race ebbs and flows during our seasons, its beginnings held in melted snow and rain high in the Pisa Mountain Range, 1100-1600 Metres above the Burn Cottage property. In our work with biodynamic farming, using the moon phases is an important part of how we farm our own property and vineyard.
Moonlight Race is solely about our two unique estate vineyards: Burn Cottage Vineyard in Lowburn, and the Sauvage Vineyard in Bannockburn. The combination of these two sites produces a vibrant expression of classic Central Otago Pinot Noir The wines were nurtured using our traditional care and attention, through Indigenous ferments in our winery, and bottled after 12 months in French Oak.