A GOOD YARN
Our name comes from a tiny sheep that can keep our premium Marlborough vineyards tidy year-round, because they're too small to reach the grapes. Using one of nature’s lawnmowers means our wines are better for the environment and taste better too. Find out more about our wooly workers and our vineyards below.
Meet the Babydolls
These little sheep have a huge role to play when it comes to reducing our impact on the environment.
CLICK ON THE BABYDOLL SHEEP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR LITTLE HELPERS
BABYDOLL FACTS Knee High
Babydolls are only 45-60cm when fully grown (about the height of your knees!)
BABYDOLL FACTS Rare
So rare they were on the UK Rare Breeds Survival Trust list until at least 1999.
BABYDOLL FACTS Natural Nutrients
They provide a handy dose of fertiliser!
BABYDOLL FACTS Mini-Mowers
Being small means we can keep them on the vineyard year-round, reducing our need to mow with tractors.
Babydoll wines come from New Zealand’s leading grape growing regions, Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay. Everything we do in the winery and out in the vineyards is low impact, focused on sustainable winemaking methods. All our wines are crafted to capture distinctive varietal characters and complexity creating the pure and intense flavours our Babydoll wines are known for.
SOUTH ISLAND Marlborough
Based at the North Eastern end of New Zealand’s South Island, Marlborough is one of New Zealand’s sunniest and driest areas, providing a climate of warm days and cool nights.
NORTH ISLAND Hawke's Bay
Hawke’s Bay, on the east coast of the North Island, is New Zealand’s oldest wine region. The region has an uninterrupted winegrowing tradition stretching back to 1851.