three sons of Maurice and Betty met the three daughters of Bob and Merle. The middle
son and the eldest daughter were bonded in matrimony, and were blessed with three daughters.
Hamden, a mix of the family names was to become their Estate.

Located on the Dry River Teraces in Martinborough, the soils drain free, producing premium wine with intense varietal flavours. The vines were planted by the owners, their daughters and loyal friends whose enthusiasm for digging holes in the stony river bed waned after the first hour.

The grapes were picked with some assistance and abundant advice from the three daughters. Some advice
was related to the vineyard. This is clearly evident in the end result.

The graphic designer who lived in the north, was called upon to create the brand and label the bottle.
"The chain must not be broken," they said. "Then the dolls must be of paper," was the reply.
But lo, before the label was even begun the designer's own daughter, the apple of her mother's eye,
came home from school to proudly show the paper doll chain she had made in class that day.

And so it was that the label was made, the wine was bottled, the word went out and the story's next chapter lies now, in your hands.

without rival.