Our love of the Wairau is in its diversity. Far from the two-dimensional plain you see from the sky, the Wairau is a complicated set of microclimates, created through an undulating combination of old river bed and river bank soils and diverse aspects weathered by wind, sun and rainfall.
Our Wariau blend pulls from the gravelly vineyards to the north, inland, drier sites which are barren and stoney, and some of the more sea breeze moderated coastal sites. We are deliberately delicate in our selection, avoiding some of the more pungent sites of the Wairau plains, instead focusing on the lower yielding, arguably more viticulturally challenging sites, where aromas and flavours offer more focus.
‘Precise and persistent with piercingly dry citrus and cut grass notes, underpinned seashell saltiness this is another wine which shows that these guys mean business.’
Matthew Jukes, UK Journalist