In 1769 Captain Cook was given command of the Endeavour and instructed to set sail for the Pacific in order to study the passage of the planet Venus across the disc of the sun. This was predicted to take place in June of 1769, an event which would not take place again for 105 years. The true set of instructions concerning the voyage was secret: Cook was to search for the mysterious and elusive southern continent. In Tahiti Cook made friends with a Tahitian chief named Tupaia who led him to New Zealand on the way to Cook's successful mission discovering Australia. The rest of the world just thought he was out Chasing Venus.
Chasing Venus focuses on what New Zealand does best: Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit source is from the Comely Bank and the Griggs vineyards in the heart of the Marlborough region. The wines are being made under the supervision of winemaker Dan Cederquist and will be made in the aggressive pungent grapefruit, gooseberry style that has made New Zealand world famous.