Dog Point Vineyard is a specialist Marlborough wine producer since 2002. They are situated at the confluence of the Brancott and Omaka Valleys in Marlborough and is one of the oldest privately established vineyards in the region. They insist on low cropped vines and hand-picked fruit whilst adhering to an organic regime. Their philosophy is to produce regionally distinctive wines that will drink well now and age gracefully for many years. DOG POINT IS AN AREA OF MARLBOROUGH NAMED BY PIONEERING SHEPHERDS WHOSE DOGS EITHER WANDERED OFF OR BECAME LOST. The name Dog Point dates back to the earliest European settlement of Marlborough and the introduction of sheep to the district. These were the days where, due to a lack of fences, boundary riders used boundary keeping dogs to protect the local flocks of sheep. Shepherds' dogs sometimes became lost or wandered off, eventually breeding to form a marauding pack that attacked the same flocks they were meant to be protecting. Over time the settlers were able to remove these wild dogs and the area was named Dog Point. Dog Point vineyards are certified organic under the BioGro New Zealand Programme which is an independent certification process established to promote environmentally friendly, sustainable and responsible practices. These organic philosophies drive their approach to wine making and help ensure the vines are at their best for next year's harvest.