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Wairau River Wine

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Dive into the enchanting world of Wairau River wines, where every bottle captures the spirit of New Zealand's pristine landscapes. Our collection, sourced directly from the renowned Wairau Valley, offers an aromatic journey for every palate. Whether you're looking to buy a vibrant Sauvignon Blanc or a sumptuous Pinot Noir, shop now to experience the authentic taste of this wine-producing paradise. Cheers to moments of pure indulgence!

Dive into the enchanting world of Wairau River wines, where every bottle captures the spirit of New Zealand's pristine landscapes. Our collection, sourced directly from the renowned Wairau Valley, offers an aromatic journey for every palate. Whether you're looking to buy a vibrant Sauvignon Blanc or a sumptuous Pinot Noir, shop now to experience the authentic taste of this wine-producing paradise. Cheers to moments of pure indulgence!
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  • Wairau River Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc-White Wine-World Wine
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    Wairau River Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc

    $24.75
    or $23.51 in case of 12 bottles.
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  • Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2019-White Wine-World Wine
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    Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2019

    $21.99
    or $20.89 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Wairau River Pinot Gris 2019-White Wine-World Wine
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    Wairau River Pinot Gris 2019

    $25.33
    or $24.06 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Wairau River Estate Pinot Noir 2017-Red Wine-World Wine
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    Wairau River Estate Pinot Noir 2017

    $29.99
    or $28.49 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Wairau River Pinot Noir Rose-Red Wine-World Wine
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    Wairau River Pinot Noir Rose

    $24.75
    or $23.51 in case of 12 bottles.
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  • Wairau River Chardonnay-White Wine-World Wine
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    Wairau River Chardonnay

    $24.75
    or $23.51 in case of 12 bottles.
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Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's famed Marlborough region, the Wairau River holds a significant place in the country's viticultural history. The river's name, derived from the Maori language, translates to "many waters", a reflection of the area's intricate network of streams and tributaries. This unique geography, combined with Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's famed Marlborough region, the Wairau River holds a significant place in the country's viticultural history. The river's name, derived from the Maori language, translates to "many waters", a reflection of the area's intricate network of streams and tributaries. This unique geography, combined with the temperate climate, results in grapes that mature with a balanced blend of acidity and sugar. The Wairau Valley's gravelly soil composition, a remnant from ancient river beds, further accentuates the distinct flavors in the grapes. These characteristics come to the fore in the wines, giving them a signature crispness and complexity that is cherished by wine enthusiasts globally. The family-owned vineyards in this region have maintained their commitment to sustainable farming practices, ensuring that every bottle not only offers a delightful taste but also carries forward the legacy of harmony with nature. Over the years, Wairau River wines have come to symbolize the harmony of man, land, and water. read more... less

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of wines are Wairau River known for?

Wairau River is renowned for its exemplary showcase of New Zealand's viticultural strengths, particularly its dedication to producing vibrant, aromatic white wines. The brand has received global recognition primarily for its Sauvignon Blanc, which offers a tantalizing mix of passionfruit, gooseberry, and tropical fruit notes, characteristic of the Marlborough region. Besides the star Sauvignon Blanc, Wairau River has also gained praise for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Both varieties embody the unique terroir of the region, combining the crispness from the cool climate with the depth derived from the valley's gravelly soils.

Where are Wairau River wines made?

Wairau River wines originate from the heart of New Zealand's Marlborough region, more specifically, the Wairau Valley. This verdant stretch, named after the river flowing through it, boasts a network of streams and tributaries, offering a mosaic of microclimates. These diverse conditions, paired with the region's mineral-rich soils, provide an ideal backdrop for viticulture, allowing grapes to mature perfectly, balancing sugar and acidity harmoniously.

What are the best Wairau River wines?

While subjective to individual palates, the best Wairau River wines often center around its flagship offering: the Sauvignon Blanc. Its captivating aroma, melding tropical fruits with subtle herbaceous notes, captures the essence of Marlborough. However, their Pinot Noir is another contender for the top spot, delivering an elegant balance of red fruit aromas and a hint of earthiness. Moreover, the Wairau River Riesling, with its zesty citrus undertones and refined finish, has also received accolades from wine enthusiasts and critics alike.

Are Wairau River wines affordable?

When it comes to delivering value, Wairau River excels. The brand's commitment to quality, coupled with sustainable farming practices, ensures that each bottle embodies the spirit of Marlborough without commanding exorbitant prices. While some limited-edition vintages or reserve collections might lean towards the higher end of the price spectrum, the majority of Wairau River offerings are reasonably priced. This affordability ensures that wine lovers, both seasoned and novice, can savor the rich tapestry of flavors and aromas that Wairau River brings to the table without breaking the bank.