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.
Terroir in a glass - very site specific, sophisticated and unique, our Surveyor Thomson Pinot Noir is our flagship wine.
We hold its release date back to provide our customers with a perfectly balanced Pinot Noir hence the older 2016 vintage. This wine has real age, texture and structure and is the perfect food wine.
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!
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…
Vendanges began at les Evocelles last Wednesday, 18th September, on a beautiful sunny day!
After a hot and dry summer, we were rejoicing when the rains came in late August. To be honest, there wasn’t a lot of rain but we were so happy to have some. Each time it rained, it was fine and dense and refreshing, just wonderful and what the vines needed. Fortunately, there was none […]
It has been a long hot summer with a few heatwaves and not enough rain. Many days of lovely blue skies and very brown lawns. There has been a lot in the news on forest fires and climate change, all food for thought and of concern. There has been lots of activity in the village […]
A week ago, PM and I had just arrived in Burgundy. The days were sunny and warm, with daily highs reaching 18 to 19°. The vines were waking up from their winter sleep and there were early signs of budding in some vineyards. A week later, a storm system from northern Europe is upon us […]