Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable wine-growing experience of Ivan & Margaret Sutherland and James & Wendy Healy. Ivan and James met while working at Cloudy Bay Vineyards and quickly established an enduring friendship along with an appreciation of good wine. Ivan was Cloudy Bay's viticulturist for 18 years and in the latter years a Director, while James was the Company's Oenologist for 12 years. After finding they shared the same aspirations, James and Ivan decided to return to a more ‘hands-on’ winemaking approach. Using fruit from the 80 hectare Dog Point Vineyard established by Ivan and Margaret, the pair launched the Dog Point label in February 2004 using fruit from the 2002 vintage.
Dog Point Vineyard Section 94 2018
Don’t expect an average sauvignon with Section 94. Barrel fermented with wild yeast, it is funky with hints of smoky herbs, green fruits, and mouthfilling layers of flavour and texture. It’s nicely integrated and balanced, and will develop with another year or two in the bottle but is delicious now. – Otago Daily Times.