Owners, PM and David Hall-Jones are dedicated to their vision of making the finest wines in both New Zealand and France wines which express the individual terroir of each region.
The Domaine Thomson logo is an expression of our unique
two hemisphere adventure.
Organic & Bio-Dynamic
Our commitment to farming organically is the heart and soul of our business. All of our vines, in New Zealand and our Gevrey-Chambertin vineyard, are farmed organically. We plan to convert our other vines in France to organic farming in the future. In addition, with the space we need for cows, compost and preps, we are able to follow biodynamic practices at home base on Central Otago. Come and visit us to see our organic and biodynamic practices in action.
When examining our Kiwi and French wines side by side, you’ll likely be struck by the differences. Younger vines in untouched soils versus gnarly thick trunks deeply rooted in 1,000 years of history and viticulture. Yet when you sip a glass of Surveyor Thomson alongside our Gevrey-Chambertin or Mercurey wines, you may also be struck by some similarities. This is the joy of wine!
It was a cool and drizzly afternoon in Tokyo when we arrived at Haneda last week. There was no time to slurp up some ramen before rushing off to the sommeliers tasting in the afternoon, suitcases in tow.
Following Simon’s win of The Young Viticulturist of the Year in August, it was his turn to compete in the RNZIH Young Horticulturist of the Year competition in Auckland over the last 3 days – and he won!
Spring has definitely ‘Sprung’ here in Central Otago – the blossoms are out, lambs are bouncing in the green fields and the vineyard is bursting with activity. The vines made it through bud burst without any frost damage and are looking very happy, healthy…