The name Pond Paddock was given to the block years before the first owner bought the property. There is a pond and stream at the back of the property against the hill, and the locals thought that this name acknowledged the past history of the land.

In 1999, the original owners, Jeff Barber and Christine Barnett chose to develop the Pond Paddock vineyard in Te Muna Road, Martinborough.

Between 2000 and 2013 they worked hard to create one of the best Pinot Noir of Martinborough.