Bushmere Estate is 100% family owned. The family has been growing grapes for over 32 years. During this time there have been huge changes in the industry, from the growing of bulk grapes to the quality wines that are now world class.
The vineyard is 17 hectares in the Central Valley Region of Gisborne District, growing mainly Chardonnay grapes, along with smaller plantings of Gewurztraminer, Viognier and Pinot Gris. The family also owns an interest in a nearby vineyard of 15 hectares, from where they source the fruit for their Merlot.