The Darling Wines

You can’t make great wine without great grapes.

The Darling wines are organically crafted and your perfect date (or third wheel) for lunch, dinner and breakfast on a Sunday. Elegant in style and possessing unique qualities which make them stand out from the rest.

World travellers and flying winemakers, Chris Darling (winemaker) and Bart Arnst (vine guru) collaborated together to create an organic wine label called Darling Wines. Both have tons of experience and after making gallons of wine for other people they decided to start making wine for themselves.
They source their organic grapes from vineyards in the Wairau Valley, the Southern Valleys, Rapaura and the Upper Renwick districts. The vineyards are looked after by Bart and the wines are made by Chris. A simple but totally complementary partnership blending 40 years of experience between them into liquid gold. So much so that they were awarded ‘winery of the year’ at the NZ Organic Wine awards in 2015.