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When making great wines the genesis of everything is the sun.

The genesis of the sun is Helio.

"There's something incredibly appealing about this wine. Be prepared for it's youthful reductive energy - it's new, fresh, flinty and distracting. Aromas of fresh grapefruit and peach, there's a note of pith and lemon, these give way to a mineral stony quality adding complexity and breadth. All these ideas are mirrored on the palate with a powerful mineral earthy quality, layers of fruit ripeness and intensity. A very sophisticated and modern wine, detailed, complex and lengthy."


"Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”- Galileo

"We thought what's the worst that could happen? If we make a few barrels of Chardonnay in the style we love, if no one buys it we can drink the lot! Then, the first vintage sold out pre release."


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Helio Wines Limited
11 Tokomaru Drive
Havelock North
Hawkes Bay, 4130
New Zealand