Omihi Rise is The Crater Rim’s production and winery site. Located in the region of Omihi in North Canterbury, the thirty-hectare site is sun drenched with rolling hills. Omihi has its own microclimate and produces excellent Pinot Noir.
The site was selected for its varied topography, heat summation, and mixture of limestone and marine silty clay-based soils. We are developing vineyards to produce high quality, single vineyard wines from Syrah, Viognier, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The vines are planted at a density of between 6,000 – 7,000 plants per hectare which will allow us to crop low, express the vineyard and maximise our ripening and extract in these varietals. We expect the first commercial vintage to be 2011/12.