ABOUT US


 

Vanguardist Wines is, in it's heart, a collaborative project between three friends, each from varying walks of life,  that came to the realisation (after many a late evening in the sleepy town of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand) that they held the same ideals about wine. We all have jobs and take time outside of our everyday lives so that we have our own creative licence to produce wines that we love to drink. 

‘An experimental spirit at heart’

Driven by a passion for creating wines with intrigue, 'V' is about pushing the boundaries of ‘status quo’ winemaking and viticulture. Wines that are delicious, textural and enticing.

In an industry that is awash with overly commercialised wines produced by corporates who take up all the elbow room, shout noisily across the table and flood the market with mass produced wine that are often guised as ‘boutique wines’, we wish to make a humble stand and be vanguardist in our methods.

V is a nod to the small guys looking to keep it real, forever striving to unlock the imagination and inspire those with curious palates.

Vanguard in a nut shell...

VANGUARD /ˈVÆNɡⱭː(R)D
noun: vanguard; plural noun: vanguards
People or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.
VANGUARDIST /ˈVÆNˌɡⱭːDɪST 
Pushing the boundaries of the norm or status quo
ORIGIN
Late Middle English (denoting the foremost part of an army): shortening of Old French avan(t)garde.
“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be.” Roald Dahl

Michael at Blewit Springs