Kennedy Point home Vineyard was established in
1996 by Neal Kunimura and Susan McCarthy with Bordeaux varietals and Syrah. From the beginning, the philosophy of the family owned vineyard has been to focus on producing the very best wines from the site matched with thorough attention in the Vineyard and wine production. The vineyard is planted on steep north facing slopes on clay soils and organic and biodynamic methods are used in the Vineyard.
Our vineyard is hand-tended by our team led by vineyard manager Heike Sonnenschein to ensure that we get the best possible grapes for our wines.
Today Kennedy Point has five vineyards on Waiheke Island. Oakura Bay was also planted in 1996 has the same varietals as Kennedy Point. plus Malbec and Chardonnay. Whakarite Bay, planted in 1999, is predominantly Merlot. Jasa Vineyard, planted in 2001 is 100% Syrah Grapes. Whakanewha Bay is 100% Chardonnay.