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!
Vendanges have started on Sunday morning at our white Burgundy vineyard at Saint-Aubin! The parcel is in the Climat, le Travers de Chez Edouard, which is just behind the premier Cru Climat, Derrière Chez Edouard.
Simon Gourley, Vineyard Manager for Domaine Thomson Wines in Central Otago, has captured the title of New Zealand Wines Young Viticulturist of the Year for 2019. Domaine Thomson are proud to announce our very own Simon Gourley as Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019. So proud even that it bought a tear to the eye of owner David Hall-Jones when listening live from Invercargill.
While New Zealand may only produce a small amount of Pinot Noir, it punches well above its weight when it comes to quality, finds Lucy Shaw, with North Canterbury emerging as the region to watch.
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 […]
Feel like a luxury weekend in Queenstown? We are delighted to be joining forces with our great friends at The Rees Hotel in Queenstown, to bring you the chance to win two days of indulgence – outstanding wine and food, views and luxury, enjoying Queenstown and the Heart of Central Otago Wine Country. How great […]
Vendanges at les Evocelles started on Monday 31 August this year. Last winter was relatively mild and growth as a whole was in advance. Fortunately, when the lockdown began in France, vineyards were exempted as an essential business and vignerons were able to work throughout the lockdown period, tending to their vines. The year has […]