Our Story


A belief that premium wine begins with the finest of grapes, combined with a bold ambition, is what started Lake Road along the path to becoming an innovative wine producer.

The Lake Road journey began with the first vines planted in 1975. Located on the furthest eastern point of the world, our vines are the first to see the light of each new day.

This abundant sunlight and coastal climate means that the fruit ripens earlier with rich, tropical fruit spectrum and wonderful aromatics, making them the most enjoyable New Zealand wines to drink.

For three generations, the Blampied family have persevered and built on their expert knowledge of winegrowing with an ongoing commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction. Today, brothers Steven and Andrew and their 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.

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, endurance, and commitment, and the passion of our family of growers who have led us to where we are now.

Today, we make wines that honour what’s important: place, family and future. 
Lake Road: First vines to see the light.