The name of the property was a deliberate choice. It means “five arrows” in Maori and simultaneously honours the Rothschild family’s coat of arms (five arrows symbolising the five sons of dynasty founder Mayer Amschel Rothschild, out to conquer the world) and traditional New Zealand culture. Benjamin de Rothschild dreamed of creating his own Sauvignon Blanc wine. He had to find the perfect gem and corresponding jewellery box for precise wine-growing endeavour, far from the industrial vineyards also present in Marlborough. Ideally located in the prestigious area of Rapaura, the Rimapere vineyards spans 24 hectares : 20 for sauvignon blanc, 4 for pinot noir. Rimapere enjoys an incredible terroir. One-hundred years ago the river still ran across it. Today, its alluvial soil made up of large river pebbles lying flush with the clayey ground makes it fertile, naturally draining land”, explains Fabrice Darmaillacq. The vineyard is sustainably farmed, with an average age of around 15 years.