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Wairau River Wines

Wairau River Wines

Wairau River Wines

Wairau River Wines
264 Rapaura Road
New Zealand
Phone: 64 3 572 7950

Contact: Matt Parker

Wairau River is a family wine estate, and the beauty of this is that we nurture the wines from the smallest shoot on the vine to the bottle.

Everything is done by us, hands on. In the vineyards Phil and Hamish Rose take care to keep yields low to ensure the fruit ripens perfectly (in the shallow soil with low fertility which gives rise to such concentrated flavours).

Once the fruit is picked and brought in to the winery in small parcels, each distinctive block is matched to its own tank, allowing the small batch vintning that is the key to building all the elements of the Wairau River blend. It goes without saying that only the best grapes go into our flagship Wairau River label.

Best LCBO Brand: Riverlore

Distribution: EPIC Wines & Spirits Inc.

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Wairau River Reserve Pinot Noir 2010
Wairau River Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml


LCBO: 361253  Check Stock


Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml


LCBO: 14340  Check Stock

BC: 954677  Check Stock





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