New Zealand, Nelson
Kindeli is located in Nelson, a small city located at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand. Kindeli is the project of Alex Craighead, a young winemaker who after working for several companies as a consultant, decided in 2014 make his own wines. The vineyards are located in Clay Serie Moutere and are planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. The vinifications are spontaneous and the refinements take place in a combination of stainless steel tanks, oak barriques, polyethylene and amphora tanks. He creates a starter culture by crushing several buckets worth of grapes and letting them naturally ferment.
Alex’s approach to viticulture centers on protecting, preserving and enhancing the local ecology and biodiversity. The vineyard and winery are Biogro-certified organic and will soon be Demeter-certified biodynamic.
His wines offer character, freshness and great drinkability.