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Welcome the Spirit of the Summer with Waipara Hills - Wines from the Soul of the South

It's the season for celbrating the beaty of Aotearoa - glorious days, starry nights and stylish entertaining - so embrase the spirit of summer with Waipara Hills, wines that encapsulate the true soul do the South. We are celebrating with the release of our new 2011 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris and 2011 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling.

 

The new 2011 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris is defined by beautiful notes of ripe pear, quince paste, fresh hay and ginger - the ultimate way to delight your taste buds this summer.

Full of character and personality, the new 2011 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling offers a refreshing drop, with stunning notes of fresh cut apple and green melon and a touch of honey and fresh ginger.

Download the PDF to read the full press release.

Waipara Hills at the Canterbury A&P Show, 9-11 November 2011
Waipara Hills at the Canterbury A&P Show, 9-11 November 2011

Waipara Hills is excited to be apart of the Canterbury A&P Show, Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th November. New Zealand's biggest and best Agricultural show will be open from8.00am - 5.30pm each day. See as at stand 12 in the Food & Wine pavilion.

 

We look forward to meeting you at The Show - mention you read this article on our website and we will happily offer you a complimentary glass of bubbles.

Spring Lamb & Pinot Noir Dinner - 31st October 2011
Spring Lamb & Pinot Noir Dinner - 31st October 2011

Waipara Hills is delighted to take part in the Spring Lamb & Pinot Noir dinner to celebrate the Waipara Valley Region.

Featuring Waipara Valley chefs Shawn McGowan, Sarah Turpin and Kate McMillian as well as chef & Cuisine Magazine's Personality of the Year Jonny Schwass. Our limited edition 2009 Waipara Hills Equinox Pinot Noir will be featured during the night.

 

Monday 31st October, 6pm onwards

Iron Ridge Quarry, Ram Paddock Road, Waipara George

Waipara Hills at Taste of New Zealand, 19-22 October 2011
Waipara Hills at Taste of New Zealand, 19-22 October 2011

Waipara Hills is delighted to announce we will be participating at New Zealand's greatest ever culinary festival.

Taste of New Zealand will feature New Zealand's best restaurants and wineries. Visit the taste website to purchase tickets and be sure to visit Waipara Hills at stand G5.

19-22 October 2011, Victoria Park, Auckland

http://tasteofnewzealand.co.nz/ 

2009 Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir - Wine of the Week in the Saturday Express

The 2009 Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir featured as the Wine of the Week in the UK national paper, Saturday Express.

Selected as a wine to enhance the flavours of the featured French recipies our Pinot Noir was descriped as a "very special treat from New Zealand which boasts rich, chocolate tones".

Please click on the pdf to read the full review and recipie match.

Aromatic Promise - 2009 Waipara Hills Waipara Gewurztraminer
2009 Waipara Hills Waipara Gewurztraminer

 

The 2009 Waipara Hills Waipara Gewurztraminer recieved a fantastic review by Jo Burzynzska in the New Zealand Herald.

"While only a few Waipara wineries make gewuz, the appeal of rare examples like this, with its notes of rose, spice and kitck of quinne, suggest..." Please visit this link to view the full article and review http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10747160

90 Points - 2009 Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir

The 2009 Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir was rated 90 points by Mike Frost from the Courier Mail, Brisbane Australia.

"From on of New Zealand's best areas for pinot, this has dark cherry and plum fruit on the nose and palate, with some spice and earthy, savoury characters and..." Download the PDF to read the full review.

Sunday Star Times - Quake Drawing Really Cracks it
Sunday Star Times - Quake Drawing Really Cracks it

 

Even Established artists would be delighted to get $269,000 for their work, but that's what total amaeteur, eight-year-old Bella Kingi , has done.

Boutique Winery’s Medal Tally Continues to Grow
The 2009 Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Pinot Noir gets gold at Decanter Awards

The 2009 Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Pinot Noir has picked up a gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2011, while three of its other wines – the 2010 Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the 2009 Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir and the 2009 Waipara Hills Waipara Pinot Noir – were commended by the competition’s judges.

Launched in 2004, the Decanter World Wine Awards are run by Decanter, one of the world’s most influential wine magazines. This year’s awards attracted more than 12,000 entries from around the world, with winners announced at the prestigious London International Wine Fair.

Also announced at the London International Wine Fair were the results of the International Wine Challenge 2011, which saw Waipara Hills picking up yet more accolades.

The 2010 Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the 2009 Waipara Hills Waipara Pinot Noir and 2010 Waipara Hills Waipara Riesling were awarded bronze medals while the 2009 Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir and 2010 Waipara Hills Waipara Pinot Gris were commended.

Waipara Hills Marketing Manager Cathy Wansink says being awarded a gold medal along with bronze medals and commendations at the two competitions is a huge honour for the winery, which has more than 200 awards to its name after just 10 years in production.

“Our viticulturalists and winemaker Simon McGeorge work tirelessly to produce high quality wines that are accessible to everyone. These recent awards signify how much the team focuses on living up to the high standards it sets itself day after day, year after year,” she says.

The Waipara Hills range is distributed by Hancocks (free phone 0800 699 463) and is available from specialty wine outlets and leading supermarkets nationwide.

For more information on Waipara Hills and its selection of award-winning wines, visit www.waiparahills.co.nz.

Our Marlborough 2010 Sauvignon Blanc keeps on winning
Our Marlborough 2010 Sauvignon Blanc keeps on winning

New Zealand's Sauvignon's have always been favourites worldwide, and we have long been known as one of the best places to aquire one from. To prove that, our Waipara Hills 2010 Sauvignon Blanc has captured 5 medals including gold and 2 silvers, and we are sure it wont stop there. It follows our tradition of sav's with a generous palate full of rich tropical fruit combined with nettle and snow pea flavours, providing crisp acidity and a long finish. The awards are shown below, and you can find out more or purchase this wine here.

Gold - New Zealand International Wine Competition 2010
Pure Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010
Silver - Wrest Point Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2010
Bronze - IWC International Wine Challenge 2011 (UK)
Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 (UK)

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