The sound of the nearby surf, a chill in the air and magic in the earth.
That's the home of O:TU - a special coastline on the edge of Marlborough where our wines move to their own distinctive beat.
The roar of the nearby Clifford Bay surf carries to O:TU's six vineyard blocks, all found in the south-eastern Awatere Valley in the famous Marlborough wine region of New Zealand.
Here, the winding Otuwhero (Oh-too-fare-oh) river and coastal breezes make for a long, cool, growing season; producing bold Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes which inspire us to craft distinctive and memorable Marlborough wines.
Our first O:TU wines were released in 2006 and were an immediate hit with wine drinkers and connoisseurs alike.
More recently a group of international wine lovers recognised O:TU's unrealised promise and were inspired to support the creation of these special wines.
The chance to create something a bit different attracted acclaimed international winemaker Jan Kux who, as winemaker and general manager, is responsible for crafting these bold, appealing wines.
While the initial focus was solely on premium Sauvignon Blanc, O:TU has already added a Pinot Noir to the range, with other varietals planned to follow.