Boutique winery gets Hobbit-style spin
A new boutique winery outside Renwick designed by The Hobbit’s art director has been granted resource consent by the Marlborough District Council. Jackson Estate, one of the oldest wineries in Marlborough, is behind the winery on vineyard land at Jacksons Rd. It will be capable of producing 250 tonnes of grapes per year. A council resource hearing committee heard the application in April and has granted the application a five-year consent. The Hobbit trilogy’s art director Brian Massey is designing the hosting centre which will look like a 1850s settlers’ hut.