The story of Lake Road Wines

Our forefathers left the islands off the coast of France nearly a hundred years ago, and sailed to the world’s eastern edge settling in Gisborne, New Zealand - the first place in the world to see the sun.
The Lake Road journey then began with the first vines planted in 1975. For three generations, the Blampied family have persevered and built on their expert knowledge of winegrowing, with an ongoing commitment to innovation and individuality. Today, brothers Steven and Andrew and a dedicated team manage the viticulture, winemaking operations, and sales operations at Lake Road Wines.
Working alongside skilled vintners across New Zealand, our brief is a simple one - create iconic wines, that capture the abundant sunshine and the taste of the land we call home.
And from the moment you taste them, a small part of you will feel at home here too.
The result is our series of distinctive, award-winning wines including Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as our range of full flavoured aromatics.
Our story is one of hard work, pride, resilience and ingenuity, and the passion of our family of growers who have led us to where we are now.
Lake Road. First vines to see the light.