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Summer Styling with Waipara Hills Pinot Gris

Making the most of these long balmy summer evenings is essential; they provide the perfect atmosphere to dine and entertain friends and family outdoors.
 
Al fresco dinner parties and barbeques within a relaxed outdoor atmosphere is a winner with guests and the versatility of the 2014 Waipara Hills Pinot Gris makes it a fantastic wine option to pair with summer dining.
 

Waipara Hills announces partnership with The Court Theatre

Waipara Hills announces partnership with The Court Theatre
Waipara Hills is delighted to announce the sponsorship of Christchurch’s The Court Theatre.
 
The Court Theatre is an icon of the arts in New Zealand and is the nation’s longest running, most successful theatre company.
 
Waipara Hills is now recognised as a Major Partner of The Court Theatre. The sponsorship agreement was signed on October 1st and both businesses are interested in a long term alignment.
 

National Wine Shows recognise Waipara Hills Aromatic Wines

Waipara Hills are quietly developing a fine reputation for crafting award winning aromatic wines.
 
Medals won by Waipara Hills for their 2013 Pinot Gris and Riesling is assisting the Waipara Valley’s reputation as one of New Zealand’s finest aromatic wine producing regions.
 
Recent success at three local wine shows; the New World Wine Awards, New Zealand International Wine Show and Canterbury’s International Aromatic Competition, includes nine medals for Waipara Hills.
 

‘A vintage for character building’

 
2014 Vintage
 
With the final fruit in the door, tucked up nicely in the throes of ferment; time now allows us to reflect on the fantastic journey of the Waipara Valley growing season, that has let us to this moment.
 
The 2013/2014 summer had a very warm start which encouraged early blossoming in the Waipara Valley vineyards. Barbeques were heating up, and locals were glowing with their summer tans. Many were speculating that 2014 could possibly be one of the earliest vintages Waipara had ever seen. It was an exciting time!

‘A vintage for character building’

 
2014 Vintage – Waipara Hills
 
With the final fruit in the door, tucked up nicely in the throes of ferment; time now allows us to reflect on the fantastic journey of the Waipara Valley growing season, that has let us to this moment.
 

#SauvBlanc - Waipara Hills Sauvignon Blanc - best Marlborough Wine of the Year CWSA

Press Release

15 May 2014

 

Waipara Hills wins Trophy for Best Marlborough Wine at CWSA Best Value Awards

Waipara Hills 2013 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc won the Best Marlborough Wine of the Year at the China Wine and Spirits Awards (CWSA) Best Value competition 2014.

Following much delight in receiving a Double Gold for the Sauvignon Blanc, it was the icing on the cake for Waipara Hills Winemaker, Simon McGeorge, who received the Trophy notification in the mail!

Classic Hits Winery Tour at Waipara Hills enjoyed by many

Classic Hits Winery Tour Waipara Hills

A 30 degree day, followed by a balmy evening, was the perfect recipe for the 8th annual Classic Hits Winery Tour at Waipara Hills.

Waipara Hills receives an abundance of stars from March Winestate tasting.

Waipara Hills has received a number of fantastic results following the March Winestate magazine tasting, for four 2013 vintage wines.

The 2013 Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley Riesling received a highly acclaimed 4.5 stars. This is the second time 4.5 stars have been awarded to this wine, since its release just last month.

The Equinox wine range is produced in limited quantities by Waipara Hills.  All fruit is handpicked from single vineyards and grown locally in the Waipara Valley.

Waipara Hills Pinot Gris - 93 points and 5 stars

The 2013 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris has just received 5 stars and 93 points in the latest Sam Kim from Wineorbit.co.nz tasting.

“Reaching the ‘outstanding’ category to receive 5 stars is something we constantly strive for”, said Waipara Hills Winemaker; Simon McGeorge. “To be acknowledged so soon after releasing this wine is a great feeling,” Simon said.

4.5 stars for 2013 Equinox Waipara Valley Riesling

Waipara Hills received 4.5 stars for the 2013 Equinox Waipara Valley Riesling, in the March 2014 issue of Cuisine. The wine is due to be released at the cellar door later this month and we are excited to launch, with a notable 4.5 stars behind us!

The Cuisine panel was quoted saying, “You’d expect balance from a wine called Equinox, and that’s exactly what you get here – sweet highlights anchored to a well-defined structure. Mandarin, lime, baked apple and wet-stone notes contribute to an impressive flavour profile”.

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