Owners, PM and David Hall-Jones are dedicated to their vision of making the finest wines in both New Zealand and France wines which express the individual terroir of each region.
The Domaine Thomson logo is an expression of our unique
two hemisphere adventure.
Organic & Bio-Dynamic
Our commitment to farming organically is the heart and soul of our business. All of our vines, in New Zealand and our Gevrey-Chambertin vineyard, are farmed organically. We plan to convert our other vines in France to organic farming in the future. In addition, with the space we need for cows, compost and preps, we are able to follow biodynamic practices at home base on Central Otago. Come and visit us to see our organic and biodynamic practices in action.
Terroir in a glass - very site specific, sophisticated and unique, our Surveyor Thomson Pinot Noir is our flagship wine.
We hold its release date back to provide our customers with a perfectly balanced Pinot Noir hence the older 2016 vintage. This wine has real age, texture and structure and is the perfect food wine.
"Light, fresh, sappy pinot noir with restrained cherry, fresh herb, floral, spice and anise flavours. A delicate, supple wine in a simple and appealing style. Offers value at this price".
The grapes that go into our Explorer wine primarily come from the top terrace Moon Block (altitude 295m), 100% estate grown and handpicked. Stylistically, we are trying to place our more youthful vines into this wine as they tend to have a natural fruit driven exuberance which we wish to retain.
When examining our Kiwi and French wines side by side, you’ll likely be struck by the differences. Younger vines in untouched soils versus gnarly thick trunks deeply rooted in 1,000 years of history and viticulture. Yet when you sip a glass of Surveyor Thomson alongside our Gevrey-Chambertin or Mercurey wines, you may also be struck by some similarities. This is the joy of wine!
It was a beautiful clear winter day when our Shinkansen floated into Kyoto Station. As usual, we were lined up by the door, ready to jump out when it stopped. They only stop for two minutes each stop, so we were there holding onto the suitcases, as we didn’t plan to go onto Hiroshima, the next stop. Though I have heard that Hiroshima has excellent oysters and a special, Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki, which is very good. Another time……
It was a cool and drizzly afternoon in Tokyo when we arrived at Haneda last week. There was no time to slurp up some ramen before rushing off to the sommeliers tasting in the afternoon, suitcases in tow.
Following Simon’s win of The Young Viticulturist of the Year in August, it was his turn to compete in the RNZIH Young Horticulturist of the Year competition in Auckland over the last 3 days – and he won!
Good morning everyone, from another magnificent #pinotcentral morning. Join us for an evening with Grahame Sydney and Brian Turner to celebrate the launch of their new book Landmarks on Tuesday 24 November 6:00pm – 8:30pm. Tickets include a glass of wine and Nibbles from Moreish Kitchen on arrival. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated […]
Viticulture Desperate for Workers Tuesday, 27 October 2020 By Jared Morgan Domaine-Thomson viticulturist Simon Gourley knows labour issues well, overseeing recruitment on the company’s vineyard at Pisa. It is a family-owned organic wine producer which alongside its vineyards in Central Otago also operates from Burgundy, France. In that family-owned spirit, Mr Gourley’s approach to staffing […]
We are delighted to be part of the New Zealand Organic Week – fantastic events and coverage of all things good! If you are heading down to see us here in Central Otago, Queenstown or Wanaka, be sure to check out this great article in the NZ Herald – it’s your Organic Winery Tour Guide […]