We offer a dynamic, diversified portfolio of high quality wines at different price points.
Delivering exceptional value for money in all of our wines is very important to us. We welcome your feedback!
Located in the southern most wine and extreme grape growing region on our fine planet, the Alexandra Basin of Central Otago, we grow on the edge!
We work hard every vintage to ensure every bottle of wine we produce will meet your expectations of quality. While the weather has an impact on our vines and the grapes harvested each vintage, in each brand tier we produce a selection of wines of the highest quality and value for money.
Only our very best fruit is used in our Shaky Bridge Artisan Series wines. Fruit must be of exceptional ripeness with 'off-the-vine' natural flavour balance that displays the quality potential we are seeking in our top wine range.
Any grapes not reserved for the Artisan Series are used in our Devils Backbone or Pioneer Series wine. Sold at a more economical pricepoint without compromising our commitment to quality, these wines simply offer exceptionally high value.
Artisan Series Wines
Hand tended vines. Hand picked grapes. Hand crafted wines.
Our Artisan Series is premium winemaking at its very best.
Created from only the highest quality fruit in special vintage years, these wines fully express the Shaky Bridge philosophy.
Inspiration. Vision. Risk.
Taking chances in life to do what inspires you can lead to great things. Such actions are not without risk and require a vision that goes well beyond the present or immediate future.
Well before grape growing in Central Otago became the industry it is today, Bill and Gill Grant planted Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Riesling on some sandy soil near Alexandra in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Our Home Block vineyard was born decades ago but continues to give us concentrated, ripe fruit with exceptional varietal characters. The intensity of flavor is deserving of artisnal winemaking practices to craft the very best wines we can, when nature has given us the very best fruit we can grow. Bill and Gill's vision all those years ago, gives us our Artisan Series wines today.
Concentrated, lean, expressive, balanced, long, delicious; these are just a few words to describe the joy that awaits the senses. Experiencing great wine is in itself a wonderful experience. Our Artisan Series wines will not disappoint. Whether it be the minerally, orchard fruit and anise hints of our Pinot Gris, the lean, oaky texture of our very small production Chardonnay, Pont Tremblant, or the deep, smoky, toasty, dark berry characaters of our flagship Artisan Series Pinot Noir, the only choice you need to make is which wine suits the moment the best. Mix up a case of these wines to enjoy the very best of what we have to offer.
To find out more about each wine in our Artisan Series, click on the label below for a full technical sheet of information about that wine.
From 15-20 year old vines, this series includes
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer,
Chardonnay and our Home Block White blend.
Our Pioneer Series wines are a delicious entry point for consumers to taste the Central Otago wine style and specifically Shaky Bridge Wines. Made in a round, consumer friendly, easy drinking style, these wines show the true typicity of each variety from within the Alexandra sub-region.
We use high quality grapes to create our Pioneer Series selections and follow traditional winemaking techniques to coax the layers of flavor from our raw fruit. Scoring 4 Stars/85 points and higher, we have received a dedicated and loyal following from consumers who enjoy the value for money each of our Pioneer Series wines represents. Our fruit forward style, rich texture and high quality make these wines superb value. Salut!
To learn more about each Pioneer Series wine, click on the label below for a full technical sheet of information about that wine.
The Devils Backbone was a treacherous mining trail leading to the Dunstan Goldfields which was widely used in the late 1800s by our early pioneers.
Many who sought their fortune in the goldfields of Central Otago saw this trail as a pathway to their lifes riches...a small few meeting their ultimate demise.
We offer two wines in our Devils Backbone brand. Both wines provide exceptional drinking at a modest pricepoint, providing very high value. With an accent on spicy notes, there's a pleasurable decadence in each wine that brings you back for more and more.
Our Devils Backbone labels use glow-in-the-dark ink - perfect for finding your wine while watching your favorite horror movie!
To find out more about each of our Devils Backbone Wines, please click on a label below for a full technical sheet of information about that wine.