Established in 1989, Alpha Domus is nestled in the heart of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s oldest and  second-largest wine region.  Founders the Ham family,  purchased 20 hectares of bare land in an area of the Western Heretaunga plains,  later to become known as the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District.  Pioneers in the area they established one of the first wineries and were instrumental  in the formation of The Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District, giving the sub-region an identity as a premium winegrowing area of Hawke’s Bay. An integral part of the Alpha Domus brand and the Bridge Pa landscape, has been the close and constant presence of the nearby historic Bridge Pa Aerodrome, and resident Tiger Moths.

Commercial description

"After a brief cold settle, the clear juice was racked off to a mix of different French oak barriques, hogsheads and puncheons. Some barrels were fermented using temperature control and others allowed to ferment at ambient for increased mouthfeel. Lees stirring in barrel took place for 10 months to increase complexity and roundness. The wine was racked from barrel using inert gas to make a blend in tank prior to being stabilised and filtered for bottling.

The Skybolt Chardonnay is an elegant style with fruit richness, seductive oak and a succulent palate that is rounded and creamy. The wine offers lovely fruit purity together with silky texture and generosity, making it highly enjoyable. This ripe Chardonnay shows peach and tropical aromas coupled with toasted grains, caramel and spice from French oak barrels. Orange blossom and biscuit flavours are balanced by a long citrus finish with hints of toffee and caramel. A powerful wine that is vibrantly fresh in youth but will develop extra layers of complexity and roundness with bottle ageing. Ideal to enjoy on its own or a perfect complement to seafood, white meats, and risotto"

Vegan friendly



New Zealand


Hawkes Bay




Full, Oaky whites


Barry Riwai





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Food Match:

Risotto, Creamy pasta dishes