Our Story

Petane Station is a family owned vineyard situated in Esk Valley, Hawke’s Bay dedicated to the production of boutique single-vineyard wine.

Our wines are crafted by Philip Barber, under the guidance of expert wine maker Anthony Mackenzie. Philip is a second-generation viticulturist whose heritage has led him to believe that outstanding wine begins with outstanding fruit. As such he is dedicated to the entire wine growing process - from the site selection and planting of the vines to the making and finishing of the wine.

While Philip’s interest in wine was sparked by growing up on the home vineyard situated in Huapai, just outside of Auckland, the journey has taken him around the world, including vintages in South Australia, California and the Mosel Valley in Germany. After an extensive search for a vineyard site throughout the North Island's east coast he found a gem of a property in Esk Valley.