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 »

ORGANIC AND VEGAN FRIENDLY – BRIGHTSIDE BLUSH MAKES AN ENTRANCE

Our winemaker Shayne’s innovative take on pink is now out in the marketplace! It’s not your usual Rose wine, rather a careful blend of a classic aromatic and a favourite red varietal. It’s perfect for sipping during warmer weather; perfect too if  organic certification and suitability for vegans are important to you! You will find full details […] Read more »

IT PAYS TO JOIN THE KAIMIRA E-WINE CLUB

Congratulations to Lynley Walters of Nelson who attended the Nelson New Release Wine tasting on 20 September. All those at this event who signed up for our E-Wine Club had the chance to win this handsome 3-pack of our brand new Brightside wines:  a luscious, fresh pear Pinot Gris, a Blush redolent of crushed red fruits, […] Read more »