In 2OO7, I started making sparkling base from pinot noir fruit from the Holly’s Garden vineyard. At that stage, I had no idea how I’d get it to bottle, but believed the vineyard might produce extraordinary sparkling base – and it does. I strongly believe we make fabulous, distinctive sparkling wine from the same fruit every vintage.
This said, we are reducing the volume of pinot noir base and increasing the volume of blanc de noir produced. The dry red is at best, good, and occasionally disappointing.
– Holly’s Garden