This 3 hectare boutique vineyard located at 37 Duck Creek Road in Warkworth, a town that has its mascot the "duck", was planted in 2003. Runner Duck Estate which is committed to excellence in the wine that it produces and will simply not produce unless the year has delivered a quality harvest. Runner Duck specialises in the French varietals. The 2009 vintage shows what the Matakana terroir is capable of producing from its clay loam soils. The 8 acre boutique vineyard located at 37 Duck Creek Road in Warkworth, a town whose symbol is the duck, was planted in 2003. The vineyard comprises about 1.6 hectares of the French varietal of Syrah, with the remainder being the classic Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Most operations are catered to by hand as a boutique vineyard should practice and no irrigation is used. Runner Duck is committed to Sustainability and nil residue in wines and is under the SWNZ programme of producing wines. Two red wines were produced in 2009, a Syrah and a Red Blend. Additionally a Rose and Pinot Gris were produced from 2011 vintage grapes for easy summer drinking. The distinct brand, apart from the fortuitous link with the nationality and historic career of the Runner Duck Estate's owners, reflects the shape of the Indian Runner Duck a breed of duck often linked to the shape of a wine bottle.