THE BONE LINE
The Boneline is situated deep in the Waipara Valley, snuggled in the lee of the Teviotdale hills that provide protection from cool easterly winds but open to warming north west winds. The protective Southern Alps ensure low rainfall, abundant sunshine and often very warm summers, helped by the famed hot, dry nor’wester winds, though cooling sea breezes and the occasional cold southerly fronts temper this. Drought risk is mitigated by irrigation. Canterbury’s long dry autumns coupled to good diurnal variance help provide phenolic ripeness, complexity and a variety of styles.
Named in reference to the K-T Boundary line which runs through the Waipara Valley near their vineyard, each of the wines made by The Bone Line features dinosaur fossils found in the area. Dating back as far as 65 million years, these serve as evidence of the global catastrophe of an asteroid impact on the earth and the end of the Mesozoic Era and the extinction of the dinosaurs.
These bones represent the tangible connection each wine has with the land where the fruit is grown, old vines and the family partnership of Tutton Sienko & Hill’s growing experience.