The blocks in the vineyard differ in height and aspect with the river terraces being partially encompassed by cliffs.
Named in reference to the nearby K-T Boundary line that is evidence of the global catastrophe of an asteroid impact on the earth and the end of the Mesozoic Era and the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Each of the wines’ labels features fossils discovered in the Waipara River dating back as far as 65 million years.
We polled more than 3,000 area practitioners, who named their favorites in seven specialties.
Nominations were then reviewed by an advisory board made up of the most respected local dentists in the field. “Hundreds of area practitioners voted for their colleagues in nine categories.
They work closely together to craft a faithful expression of variety, site & season each year – to ensure each bottle is true to this place and this time.
Leigh Love is our local expert on fossils and formations of the Waipara River – Leigh has incredible knowledge & appreciation of what lies hidden within the stratas and gravels, which he shares with others readily.During eleven years fossicking along the river, Leigh has made notable academic discoveries – including the Australornis Lovei named after Leigh, which is one of the oldest flying seabirds, of the Paleocene era, about 58 million years old. He’s helped further the study of Waimanu – the ancient giant penguin, plesiosaur, mosasaur, megaladon, shark, and other prehistoric creatures.
Growing Degree Days for the Waipara region range between 1,000 – 1,200.Leigh works closely with his colleagues at the Canterbury Museum, and enjoys sharing the scientific study of many of his finds with international experts. Our entire team of dental professionals is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.At Main Line Family Dentistry we give each patient personal, one-on-one attention to explain procedures, listen to concerns and answer questions.Our entire dentistry team strives to provide lifetime care to the Main Line area, because oral health is integral to overall health.Soils range from river gravels with silt & limestone to alluvial loams over gravels.