Family-owned Waimea Estates is one of Nelson's larger producers with over 140 hectares of their own vineyards. The cool climate and alluvial soils of Nelson's Waimea plains combined with the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand allow vibrant, fruit-focused wines to be made. Waimea's export varieties are based on highly awarded Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, and over the years Waimea has gathered 149 Gold Medals and 26 Trophies across nine different wine styles - proving the versatility Waimea and the Nelson region provides.
Waimea has 140 hectares of family vineyards which crops approximately 1,100 tonnes of fruit into the winery per year. We also bring in around 900 tonnes of local grower fruit which regularly gives us a 2,000 tonne vintage through our winery. At Waimea we constantly strive to protect the environmental integrity of our wine production. We adhere closely to a pioneering set of industry standards known as Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ). SWNZ provides the framework upon which we continually work towards improving all aspects of our performance in terms of environmental, social and economic sustainability in both the vineyard… Continue reading →