Craiglochart vineyard is situated along the glacial Waihopai River. The unique microclimate, a result of the river influence and surroundings of relatively high hills, the altitude, the incredible temperatures amplitudes, and the specific profile of the soils are the components of an outstanding terroir for Sauvignon Blanc and its expressive characteristics. The vines are planted on a terrace plateau along the river. The soils are of volcanic origin, sandy, medium to highly stony and highly permeable. Although a prerequisite for spring frosts, the extreme temperature amplitudes ensure optimal grapes acidity.