Charismatic founder Tim Turvey was not to be discouraged when told the site at Te Awanga in Hawkes Bay was too cold to grow grapes. He went ahead and planted anyway, and 25 years on, we're glad he did.
Happy to plant a wide range of grape varieties, and to experiment with techniques in the winery, Clearview make wines worth hunting down.
Tim is a big fan of the big buttery chardonnay and this wine delivers exactly that, big time, thanks to oak maturation, malolactic creamy flavours and a dry, full bodied style.
White Caps chardonnay is an old school 'chardy which is also great value for money.