Pyramid Valley Vineyard Masterplan

Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates
THE QUESTION
Pyramid Valley is a magical landscape where moa once roamed. Today it is a place where biodynamic wines are crafted in harmony with nature. How might landscape systems be designed to strengthen the stories of provenance?
THE OUTCOME
The landscape master plan leverages the current brand strategy of Pyramid Valley, as a key driver in creating a breathing landscape system connected with a series of wetlands to help craft the purest of wines, grown from soils a million years in the making.
Entrance
Vineyards
Lake
Native planting
Valley
Limestone ridge
Entrance Vineyards Lake Native planting Valley Limestone ridge

A Breathing Landscape and Waterscape System

The narrative reveals three key systems – a water system, planting system and experiences. Each of this expresses an aspiration to connect with nature.

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Schematic planting system
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Master plan

A staged masterplan is developed to expand the existing pocket of the wetland, growing natural-made resources for many more generations of wine making – including totara fence-posts that will stand the test of time.