Our Story

3sixty2 is a number that marks the start of New Zealand’s wine story, when in 1836, James Busby planted cuttings from his collection of 362 vines on what would become the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

It’s a story that starts with a young Northlander, inspired by the heritage of her hometown, who decided it was time to go on her own.



Kaitiakitanga is about guardianship and conservation, of the land, sea and sky. It is the responsibility of all of us to respect and protect Mother Nature, and we consider it a privilege to be her guardians.


3sixty2 looks to our past for guidance, to the future for inspiration and within for ingenuity. It’s about honouring your nature.

— Founder Alice Rule 


A childhood spent on her father’s Northland farms is where Alice developed  a love for living off the land. Rooted by heart and not by feet, she has since travelled throughout the country, to study her craft at Lincoln University, and to work alongside top performing winemakers, in leading New Zealand vineyards and wineries, across our premier wine-producing regions.

World-class Sauvignon Blanc

Numbers mark the starting point of what has grown to be one of New Zealand’s greatest success stories.


Tasting notes

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

A turn against traditional Sauvignon Blanc displays lushious stone fruit aromas & ripe gooseberry. 5% barrel ferment (25% wild yeast) and thorough lees stirring has crafted a complex, rich palate balanced with nuances of passionfruit. Fine natural acidity gives this wine elegance and class, indicative of sharp vine management in our Waihopai vineyard. This wine has been carefully cellared for 18 months to allow full maturity. pH 3.30 TA 6.82g/L RS 2.5g/L.

Waihopai Valley, Marlborough


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The Land

Waihopai Valley, Marlborough

Marlborough’s Waihopai Valley may be home to a spy base, but there are more captivating stories to this region than those picked up through the frequencies, and it’s where our own takes shape. 

This geographically diverse region is recognised as one of the premium wine regions in the world, drawing particular acclaim for its Sauvignon Blanc and aromatics. Its success is ode to high growing degree days (GDD), low rainfall and free draining alluvial soil, with a history dating back to 1873 when the region’s first vineyard was planted.