Established in 1994, with vineyards strategically sited throughout Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Wither Hills has always been dedicated to the philosophy that exceptional wines are ‘created in the vineyard’.
Named after the southern landmark range of Wither Hills that border our vineyards, our focused, hands on approach to winegrowing allows us to make a range of wines that reflect our passion for the ‘place where we stand’.
The Rarangi Wetlands, comprising of 50 hectares nestled in the middle of our largest vineyard site - the Rarangi Vineyard, are home to one of the region’s largest wetlands. The wetlands are a regionally significant area, displaying the once extensive wetlands found on the Wairau Plains, containing a number of nationally and regionally threatened and rare plant species such as the Mazus novaezeelandiae. Prior to Wither Hills purchasing the property in 2000 there had been significant degradation of this area as a result of the wetlands being significantly modified from their original condition. Large areas had been drained and converted… Continue reading →