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In January 2004, Nautilus Estate purchased its fourth vineyard, located less than a five-minute drive from the winery on the north bank of the Wairau River at Kaituna. This 20ha block was planted in 2002 and 2003 in Pinot Noir (4.1ha) and Sauvignon Blanc (14.4ha). Although close to our Opawa and Renwick vineyards, the site is cooler and we can expect a later harvest. The flavours and aromas are quite different from the south side of the river, yielding a different blending component for our Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, and delivering another layer of complexity in the finished wines.