Te Whare Ra (TWR)
Te Whare Ra (TWR) is a small organic certified vineyard and winery located in the Marlborough sub-region of Renwick, and since 2003 has been owned by winemakers – Anna & Jason Flowerday. The 11Ha vineyard is planted to 7 different varieties and was first established in 1979.
Yields are kept low, the vineyard is managed with a combination of organic and biodynamic practices and all the fruit is hand picked and hand-sorted. The wines are made with minimal intervention in a small winery which has been specifically set up for small batch winemaking.
Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) For us biodiversity and working with the environment naturally is the key to maintaining a good vineyard. The vines may be the bit everyone sees and may seem like the focus of a vineyard but we spend a lot of time looking at our soils. Our vines live in the soil so the soil must be living. The rows in our vineyard are 3 metres wide so the area across the vineyard covers about 10 hectares. Inter row planting is a very effective use for this land and we crop alternate rows with the other rows planted… Continue reading →