Three Fates began as a vineyard project in early 2020, working with a special hillside in Maraekakaho, Hawke's Bay. The sunny site was planted in 2007 and is home to Arneis, Albariño, Cabernet Franc, and just a splash of Syrah.
Arneis is a white Italian variety that was rescued from obscurity in the 1980s in it's home of Piedmont, Northern Italy. It's got a reputation as a troublesome variety to grow being prone to disease in even the best conditions. The wines are crisp, bright, and have a tarragon-esque herbaceousness to them - perfect with an olive or three.
Albariño is New Zealand's darling new white variety with vineyards coming of age across the country. Its homelands are in Northwest Spain and Portugal where it produces a range of styles from the refreshing Vinho Verde to rich ripe whites dripping in stone fruit and citrus flavour.
Cabernet Franc is a classic French red grape, often used in blends with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot à la Bordeaux, but equally happy on it's own as in the Loire Valley.