Riverlore wines are made by the Rose family, a pioneer producer of the Wairau sub-region. The estate-grown wines showcase all that is exceptional about Marlborough, with a balance of purity and intensity set around alluring aromatics, distinctive fruit and harmonious acidity. Fresh, stylish and great value.
The Delta Farm, first established in 1848, is situated on the low-vigour clay soils of Marlborough's Wairau Valley. It was purchased in 2000 by four partners, including David Gleave MW and winemaker Matt Thomson. “The aim is to make the very best expression possible of Pinot from Marlborough,” explains Matt. The second vintage of the 2005 Delta Vineyard Pinot Noir vindicated his vision when it won Champion Pinot Noir of Show at the 2006 New Zealand International Wine Show. The Hatter's Hill is a selection of the best Pinot Noir grown on the vineyard's hilly sites. Over the last 10 years it’s fair to say that Delta has redefined the notion of great-value, über-expressive New Zealand Pinot Noir.
Wairau River Wines takes its name from the beautiful braided river on whose banks Phil and Chris Rose planted their first vines in 1978. At the top of New Zealand's South Island, the river runs through the Wairau Valley in the temperate Marlborough region, which is framed by two ranges of hills. Marlborough's maritime climate makes for a long growing season, and the land bordering the Wairau River at the foot of the Richmond Ranges enjoys long, warm days and cool nights. Five members of the Rose clan now work in the wine business – this truly is a family affair!
Claire and Mike Allan
Hunky Dory is produced by the Allan family based on the stony Rapaura area of Marlborough, close to the Wairau River. The family-grown, family-made wines are absolutely perfect for the barbecue or a long, slow lunch. They are great-value wines that show the full flavour and invigorating freshness for which Marlborough has won global fame. Hunky Dory vineyards and wine are fully certified organic with BioGro New Zealand.
Claire and Mike Allan
Huia Vineyards is a family-owned winery based in Marlborough's Wairau Valley. Claire and Mike Allan bought the initial vineyard land in 1990 and launched Huia in 1996, with a focus on handcrafting wines that express the richness of Marlborough grapes from the vineyard to the table. This quest for quality is represented by the Huia feather, a symbol of dignity, wisdom and elegance. The Allans are acutely aware of the need to preserve the magnificent environment that provides their unique wine. Huia is has been fully certified organic with BioGro New Zealand since 2011 and since 2009 has been in certification with Demeter Bio-Dynamics. Certified Organic
Anna and Jason Flowerday
Te Whare Ra (TWR) is a small vineyard and winery located in the Marlborough sub-region of Renwick. The 11Ha vineyard was first planted in 1979 and since 2003 has been owned by winemakers Anna and Jason Flowerday. Yields are kept low, the vineyard is managed with a combination of organic and biodynamic practices and all the fruit is handpicked and hand-sorted. The wines are made with minimal intervention in a small winery which has been specifically set up for small-batch winemaking. The aromatic wines have carved out a reputation for TWR as a member of New Zealand’s elite, while the improbably good Syrah and Pinot Noir are opening people’s eyes to Marlborough’s potential for red wines of distinction.
Biodynamic producer, certified organic