The wind-sculptured shapes of the Macrocarpas on the skyline inspired the name Bentwood. However, their twisted shapes belie the gentleness of the valley below.
Bentwood vineyard is couched in a western valley of Banks Peninsula in Canterbury New Zealand. It has a favourable microclimate that benefits viticulture. It shares the general climatic characteristics of the Canterbury winegrowing region but excels at the ones that make truely fine wine. The valley enjoys the best of everything a vineyard should have: clean soils, clean water, clean sunlight and clean air.