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About Sato Wines:

Founded in 2011 by Japanese-born winemakers Yoshiaki and Kyoko Sato, Sato Wines is a boutique winery situated in the stunning region of Central Otago, New Zealand. With a deep respect for nature and a commitment to sustainable viticulture, the Satos craft exceptional natural wines that express the purity and diversity of their terroir. Their journey from Japan to New Zealand brought a unique perspective and approach to winemaking, resulting in wines that are both distinctive and harmonious.

Their Vineyards:

Sato Wines sources grapes from organic and biodynamic vineyards located in Lowburn, Bannockburn, and Pisa. These vineyards are meticulously maintained without the use of synthetic chemicals, fostering a balanced ecosystem that enhances vine health and fruit quality. The diverse soils and microclimates of these sites contribute to the complexity and depth of Sato Wines, allowing each bottle to convey a true sense of place.

Winemaking Excellence:

The Satos practice minimal intervention in the winery, allowing the grapes to naturally transform into wine with as little manipulation as possible. This approach includes wild yeast fermentation, minimal sulfur use, and avoiding fining and filtration. By embracing these natural methods, Yoshiaki and Kyoko ensure that their wines are vibrant, authentic, and reflective of the terroir. Their dedication to quality and purity is evident in every bottle.

Their Wines:

Sato Wines specialises in crafting natural Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with limited releases of other varieties such as Riesling and Gamay. Each wine is a unique expression of its vineyard origin, showcasing the elegance, balance, and complexity that are hallmarks of the Sato style.

Flagship Wines:

  • Sato Pinot Noir: An elegant and expressive wine with layers of red fruit, earthy undertones, and a silky texture.
  • Sato Chardonnay: A refined and mineral-driven wine with vibrant acidity, notes of citrus and stone fruit, and a lingering finish.
  • Sato Riesling: A fresh and aromatic wine with floral and citrus notes, balanced by a crisp, refreshing acidity.
  • Sato Gamay: A rare and delightful wine with bright red fruit flavors, lively acidity, and a hint of spice.

Sustainability and Community:

Sato Wines is deeply committed to environmental stewardship and community engagement. The winery's sustainable practices include organic and biodynamic farming, water conservation, and the use of renewable energy. Yoshiaki and Kyoko also actively support local initiatives and collaborate with other winemakers to promote sustainability and innovation within the Central Otago wine community.

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