Located on the valley floor beneath the starkly dramatic Pisa Ranges, Murrell is dedicated to growing fruit for the popular RUA Pinot Noir.
Murrell vineyard pays homage to Edward Murrell, who arrived in Cromwell in 1872 as a watch and clock maker and jeweller.
He was later the Cromwell mayor (twice) and a renowned winemaker. His legacy honours the present-day story of Mora – to take time to enjoy the essence of life and live in the moment.
The site is located in the Pisa subregion over 13 hectares planted to four different Pinot Noir clones. It is flat and exposed with a marked swing of day to night temperatures during the growing season. This daily temperature fluctuation results in bright structural acidity in the pinot noir growing here, which brings strawberry and raspberry fruit character and fresh deliciousness to the RUA Pinot Noir. Murrell was planted in 1999, and has some of the oldest vines across the estate, contributing interest and complexity to our wines.
1Our team drives out to Murrell Vineyard to do some hands-on work with the vines.
2Taking a well-deserved morning tea break at Murrell.
3Proactive vineyard management means that human hands interact with each vine several times a season.
4Spring growth of many kinds is abundant in our Pisa vineyard sites.