SUPERB NEW ZEALAND NATIVE BIRD ART WORKS

During November and December our tasting room is home to a selection of superb artwork featuring NZ native birds. The artist is Indigo Wise  of Golden Bay. All works are for sale and include original framed paintings, prints, calendars, glass coasters and art cards. Indigo donates 35% of the proceeds from all sales of her […] Read more »

CELEBRATE OUR CELLAR DOOR OPENING!

Our cellar door is now open for the summer season.Open hours are 11 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Saturday. We are closed on Sundays but inquiries about appointments can be made. For our opening special this year, we are offering 20% discount off every order placed through the website – we will also take […] Read more »

OUR ORGANIC, VEGAN FRIENDLY WINES PAIRED WITH NUT-BASED CHEESE

Vegan but love cheese? We are partnering with Little Bird Organics and the Restaurant Association of NZ  in a Vegan Cheesemaking Masterclass. Here’s what you will be making: Camembert ‘Cheese’ Board with Beetroot, Carrot & Rosemary Crackers and Kale, Spinach and Rosemary Crackers Macadamia Ricotta Beetroot Salad Aged Cashew Parmesan with Smashed Pea & Courgette […] Read more »

PRESTIGIOUS RECOGNITION FOR OUR GRACIOUS SEMILLON

Our last ever Semillon – the 2009 – has just been awarded 5 stars in Winestate Magazine’s Semillon and Blends Tasting in Australia. Oz excels at making serious example of this varietal; so we are delighted with this assessment as our wine was the oldest wine in its class in the tasting and also the […] Read more »

VIOGNIER ACCOLADE

Here’s what Michael Cooper has to say about our VERY FIRST Viognier (certified organic): Kaimira Estate Brightwater Viognier 2014 “Hand-picked and fermented in seasoned oak casks, this is a fragrant, full-bodied wine (13% alc/vol), with concentrated stone-fruit flavours, hints of oak adding complexity, and a rich, dry finish.” Michael Cooper, NZ Listener, 17 July 2017  4 […] Read more »

OUR MULTI-SKILLED VINEYARD MANAGER IS TO REPRESENT NELSON

Do you think you could compete in Horti-Sports; operate a Fendt Vario tractor safely; budget and do due-diligence on purchasing a small vineyard in the Lower Wairau; demonstrate multiple pruning styles including Sylvoz, Spur and VSP; dig a metre deep hole and install an Ecotrellis Conventional strainer assembly and intermediates; answer a Quickfire Quiz on viticulture topics; […] Read more »

NEW (ORGANIC) ADDITION TO THE BARGAIN BARREL

Our 2014 Iti Selection Riesling is off on a one-way trip overseas – leaving just 36 bottles in the warehouse! A special price is called for to tidy up this “loose end”. It’s certified organic and just 10.5% alcohol – a great aperitif. You will find all the details here Read more »

KAIMIRA IS ONE OF SEVEN SENSATIONAL SAUVS

It’s the first Friday in May – Sauvignon Blanc Day – time to celebrate New Zealand’s international success with this grape. We are thrilled that our certified organic Kaimira Estate 2015 Brightwater Sauvignon Blanc has won a place amongst seven sensational savvies highlighted by Tourism New Zealand in their press release.   We have just a few bottles […] Read more »

CELLAR DOOR OPENING HOURS OVER XMAS/NEW YEAR 2016/7

Our cellar door will be open until 2pm on Friday 23 December. We will be closed until Wednesday the 28th  December at 11 am.  We close again at 2pm on Friday 30 December and will reopen with normal opening times on Thursday 5 January at 11 am. We hope to see you at some stage […] Read more »