Halcyon Days 'Ceyx' Chardonnay 2023

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Biogro certified Organic

Blend: 100% Chardonnay

Limited quantities 

Grapes grown by Andrew Colman at the beautiful certified organic Osawa vineyard.

The name Ceyx (KEH-iks) comes from the Halcyon Days myth.King Ceyx of Trachis and Alcyone, daughter of Aoelus, fell in love and boasted that their love was greater than that of Zeus and Hera. As punishment from Zeus, Ceyx was killed at sea and, heartbroken, Alcyone threw herself into the sea. Out of compassion, the gods changed them into “Halcyon Birds” - the kingfisher (Halcyon Sanctis in latin).  

Our Ceyx Chardonnay is from an outstanding subregion, vineyard and block for Chardonnay. The grapes are from the certified organic Osawa vineyard, situated in Mangatahi. Soils are loam topsoil over alluvial gravels (redmetals). The block consists entirely of clone 15 Chardonnay and the vines are 17-18 years old.

We keep the winemaking as simple as possible, focusing on the fruit and lees to create this expression of Chardonnay. All grapes were handpicked and then whole-bunch pressed. Natural fermentation and full malolactic fermentation in tank, it was then aged on lees for nine months in tank until bottling, and then aged in bottle until release.


Halcyon Days is Amy and Olly Hopkinson-Styles, we craft exceptional certified organic wines with energy and tension from Te Matau a Māui, Aotearoa.

Halcyon Days wine is made with organic grapes from BioGro certified Osawa and Two Terraces vineyards in Mangatahi subregion of Te Matau a Māui, Hawke's Bay. The vineyards are loam over gravel alluvial soils formed by the braided Ngaruroro awa.

Our fruit is handpicked, natural ferment, and our wines are unfined, unfiltered, with no additions.