Chris Darling and Bart Arnst teamed up in 2007. After making great wine for other people they decided to make great wine for themselves under The Darling label. Using only certified organic grapes to make their wines, they find it increases quality and gives certainty to the integrity of the wines. With over 45 years of winemaking experience between them, Chris and Bart make regional, complex wines, that drink well on any occasion. The wines are certified organic by BioGro New Zealand. While limiting the impact to the soil and earth, organics helps you to connect with wine that is safe and can be traced to origin. Chris and Bart also believe they are seeing an increase in quality over time. The vines are allowed to come into balance, producing thicker skins and therefore greater flavour.