A family affair

With five generations of family winemakers now involved in Soljans Estate, the winery has decided to celebrate with a handcrafted single-vineyard Chardonnay.

Tyler and Amber Soljan teamed up to produce the wine, with Tyler working alongside winemaker Jim Corkin to produce the full-bodied, classic Chardonnay, riddled with complex flavours and a mouth-watering finish, and Amber working with the marketing team to design the label.

The Soljans dates back to 1927 when first generation, Bartul Soljan, set foot on New Zealand soil with his family in tow, following a long-haul trip from Stari Grad, Croatia. The Soljans label was established in 1937 in Henderson and has operated within the family ever since.

Tyler and I are now working in the family business, so when our grandfather approached us with the idea of a fifth generation series of premium wines that we would get to be a part of, we couldn’t contain our excitement,” Amber said. “After 18 months in fine French oak barrels, we are proud to present to you Our Fifth Generation Series, Home Vineyard Chardonnay.”