Black Cottage founder and owner, David Clouston, worked in vineyards around the world before returning to his native New Zealand to craft this line of crowd-pleasing wines with the help of winemaker Sanna Stander.
AT A GLANCE
The Black Cottage, situated in the heart of the Wairau Valley, is where owner David Clouston lives and spends quality time with friends and family. It is also the quiet space in which he contemplates and constructs the very special wines on which he has built a fine reputation. David grew up in Marlborough, this slice of paradise is his home, and he is passionate about the local terroir. His experience in the classic wine regions of Europe and the U.S. filled him with the desire to craft wines with typicity, purity, and texture. Upon returning to New Zealand, David used his in-depth knowledge of the region, local family contacts, and international experience to search out unique microclimates that give the Black Cottage wines gusto. Certified SWNZ sustainable.
LOCATION: Argentina > Mendoza
REGION: Uco Valley: Los Arboles, Altamira, San Carlos,
WINEMAKERS: Jason Mabbett and Duncan Killiner
ESTATE OWNERS: Alejandro Sejanovich and Jeff Mausbach
FARMING: Non-certified organic farming without pesticides. Only organic fertilizer and Bordeaux mixture are used in the vineyards.
KEY GRAPE VARIETIES: Malbec and Pinot Noir