Waipara Springs is located in the heart of the Waipara Valley, in New Zealand’s South Island. Waipara Springs Estate is a family owned business in its 3rd generation. The vineyard of 26 hectares is ideally suited to quality grape production having high levels of limestone from the surrounding foothills. Waipara Springs Vineyard has a terroir that renders wines totally unique. Derived from a prehistoric lakebed at the centre of the Waipara Valley floor, the vineyard soils are a rich blend of clay and limestone. Waipara Valley is fortunate to possess its very own microclimate. With vines sheltered by the Teviot hills from the prevailing cool easterly winds. Waipara Springs puts a strong emphasis on careful vineyard management delivering fruit of quality for our wine styles. Waipara Springs wines are made in the classic fruit driven style that New Zealand wine is renowned for worldwide. With an emphasis of fruit characters these wines are a vibrant expression of our vineyard.
Bright straw-yellow colour, the bouquet is very fine in expression with exotic florals, rose-petals and honeysuckle, the bouquet impressive with its clarity. The palate is slightly dry, the mouthfeel is refreshing with crisp vibrant acidity adding a steely edge to the floral and spicy stone fruit flavours. The raciness carries the wine through to a very fine phenolic, dry finish.