Craggy Range is focused on becoming one of New Zealand's great wine producers backed by a long term commitment from the Peabody family. In 1993, Terry Peabody and his wife Mary decided they wanted to create a family legacy, one that could be handed down to future generations. They decided they would create a wine estate somewhere in the world with their desire stemming from the family's love of fine wine. There was one condition - Terry didn't want to buy into an existing vineyard, rather he wanted to select bare land, an untouched site to ensure a focus on quality from the very beginning. Their search for a winery began traditionally enough, in France and America then spreading to Australia. An opportunity then brought Terry to the edge of the world - to New Zealand - a land of mountains, fire and ice. Here he saw the potential he hadn't seen elsewhere - the country's exceptional climate, a rich history in farming the land and the pioneering spirit of the the people.