Wairau River Wines – NZ Wine Website of the Week

Wairau River Wines (pronounced why-ra-ow) produces wines exclusively sourced from their family estate vineyards first established in 1978 by Phil & Chris Rose. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance.

With five estate vineyards of around 500 acres, Wairau River Wines can maintain total commitment to quality by carefully managing these sites to keep yields low and quality high. Their flagship wine is Sauvignon Blanc, while the rest of the portfolio comprises Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir including a Reserve range of carefully selected parcels of fruit which they believe epitomize Marlborough wine characters, dimensions and flavour profiles.

The extended Rose family are all heavily involved in the business – so are a true “family owned and managed winery.” The wines are excellent and the food is delicious – we had lunch there recently and were impressed with the food, wine matches and friendly service so can recommend a visit to Wairau River Wines – To find out more visit their Website Like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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