Coming from a long history in the Hawkes Bay wine industry, Gus and Melanie Lawson bought the Cypress site in 2000 and started planting in 2002. Situated in the Gimblett Gravels and the Terraces above, with winemaker Rod McDonald, Gus and Mel are creating carefully handcrafted wines with structure and finesse. Cypress Wines take their name from our Cypress-studded hillside vineyards in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The harsh, sun-baked environment of the terraced property ensures the vines struggle to thrive and results in low yields of intensely flavoured grapes.
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