Prophet’s Rock was founded in 1999 by Mike and Angela Mulvey. After considerable research, two vineyards were then established at Pisa and Bendigo in Central Otago, New Zealand. The name ‘Prophet’s Rock’ is taken from a prominent local landmark in Central Otago, named after pioneering goldminer ‘Bob Prophet’ who had the gold claim at the site. The decision was further reinforced by the presence of a similarly enormous rock at the centre of the Bendigo vineyard. The team was considerably strengthened with the arrival of Paul Pujol as winemaker in 2005. Paul brings extensive and unique experience in Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines from his time with top domains in France, Oregon and New Zealand. At Prophet’s Rock we are committed to the production of wines that showcase the unique identity and full potential of our vineyards. This journey starts in the vines where we strive to grow fruit of the highest quality. Careful handling in the winery allows our wines to be true expressions of our sites, our region and our journey through the seasons.
Francois Millet from Domaine Comtes Georges de Vogüé and Paul Pujol from Prophet’s Rock. Francois has never made wine outside of Chambolle in Burgundy, but has become so enamoured by Prophet’s Rock’s Central Otago terroir that he agreed to make his interpretation of the vineyard. The result must be tasted to be believed… a wine that will literally take your breath away, Cuvee Aux Antipodes is unmistakably Central Otago, and yet, completely unlike any wine that has ever been made in this country. Francois’ famously delicate touch on his legendary Musigny Grand Cru is in evidence here – expect this wine to be the most collectible wine ever made in NZ.