Wairau River

Established in 1978, the Rose family estate vineyards are situated on the banks of the Wairau River (pronounced "why-raow"). Pioneers in the Marlborough region, the Roses selected only the best sites for their vineyards, with the goal of producing wines that characteristically express the essence of the terroir. The fruit is hand-tended in small batches from vine to bottle to produce premium wines renowned for their intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. Wairau River Winery is still family-owned today and is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough.

Wairau River Pinot Gris 2015

This light, straw-colored wine offers a balanced aroma, leading to a body that is textured and rich with floral and mouth-filling stone fruit, pear and spice flavors.

Style
Balanced, Floral
Flavor
Stone Fruit, Citrus
Wairau River Pinot Noir 2014

This lush red wine features a lifted aroma of ripe cherries and spice. The body is soft and generous with delicate berry notes shadowed by subtle toasty oak. Fine, ripe tannins provide weight and structure, resulting in a long, seamless finish.

Style
Earthy, Fruity, Medium-bodied
Flavor
Oak, Cherry, Wild Berry, Spice
Wairau River Rosé 2016

A light blush color, this rosé displays beautiful floral notes that combine with lifted aromas of strawberry and raspberry. The fruit-forward palate is balanced by a delicate acidity and an off-dry finish.

Style
Elegant, Floral, Balanced
Flavor
Strawberry, Raspberry, Watermelon
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Light straw in color, this wine offers an intense aroma of ripe tropical fruits and citrus. The body is refined and elegant, with a finely textured palate and flavors of guava and stone fruit leading to a balanced, subtle finish.

Style
Balanced, Crisp, Subtle
Flavor
Citrus, Guava, Tropical Fruit