Establishing the Decibel Wines brand to honor his days touring with a rock band throughout North America.
Decibel Wines was founded by Winemaker Daniel Brennan, who was born in New York and raised in Philadelphia, where his family owned a local tavern since Prohibition. Daniel decided to follow in his great grandfather’s footsteps (a Sicilian immigrant) and move to New Zealand to study winemaking. In 2010, he established the Decibel Wines brand to honor his days touring with a rock band throughout North America. The Decibel wines focus on single vineyard expressions from some of the North Island’s top appellations.
In 2017, Daniel began the Giunta (pronounced JUNE-tah) range, focusing on small batch wines in fresh and fruity styles. The name ‘Giunta’ is his grandmother’s family name who were farmers both in Sicily and America.
It's an honor to be able to share this award-winning Chenin Blanc with our International Wine Club members! Cheers!
New Zealand's Top Wine Regions
A sub-region of Canterbury, the Waipara Valley is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing wine regions. Located where the Southern Alps meet the country’s most extensive lowlands, Waipara Valley is situated along the eastern coastline of the South Island. Even with the Teviotdale coastal hills providing protection from the cool easterly winds, Waipara Valley is still one of New Zealand’s coolest wine regions and a hot spot for producing rich, spicy Pinot Noirs.
New Zealand’s oldest wine growing region, Hawkes Bay was established in 1851 and stands as the country’s second largest wine producer behind Marlborough. Hawkes Bay is located on the eastern coastline of the North Island where the warm maritime climate makes it very similar to Bordeaux, France - it’s no wonder the region is New Zealand’s leading producer of full-bodied red wines. The spectacular countryside is home to over 90 wineries and nearly 12,000 acres of planted vines.