John Belsham founded Foxes Island in 1992 to focus on exquisitely made,
regionally expressive wines; exactly what he had learned to do in France. he
initially made the wines for foxes island from his Rapaura vineyard on the
Wairau plains and produced the very first foxes island wine: chardonnay,
vintage 1992. 24 years on, Belsham’s passion for producing exceptional
wines has yet to wane; limited in production and genuinely hand crafted, all
the wines hold pride of place at the fox house.