Waipara West’s spectacular vineyards lie along ancient and geologically fascinating river terraces. Long established vines are tended by a dedicated experienced vineyard crew committed to the best wines possible. Wines are produced according to the basic principle that small intense concentrated bunches of good health form interesting wines full of character when handled carefully in the winery. Search out the racy Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Natural Chardonnay, the very complex Chardonnay, the supple, berried and earthy Pinot Noir, or the Ram Paddock Red. Waipara West is unique, 100% New Zealand owned and operated, completely estate grown, and extremely well loved.
SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMME AT WAIPARA WEST The Tutton Sienko & Hill property, is a thin ribbon of multi-layered river flats sandwiched between Ram Paddock Road and the South Bank of the Waipara river, just before the road and the river wind into the Waipara Gorge. We never envisioned this project as a monoculture, consequently we have planted vines in suitable pockets of differing river terraces, soils and microclimates. Surrounding these pockets, land is grazed by cattle and sheep, or used in our biodiversity projects. Through our working relationship with Wai-Ora Landscapes (NZ native and regenerative plant specialists) we have encouraged regeneration of… Continue reading →