Wairarapa, Provence

Maori for 'glistening waters’, Wairarapa is located in the south-east corner of New Zealand's North Island, about an hour away from Wellington. Amongst the small, quaint towns and rolling fields of livestock, you'll find some of New Zealand's finest wines.

The small community of boutique winemakers in the region work hard to preserve the unique terroir of the region. Wairarapa offers hot summers, cool nights, and long, dry autumns that are perfect for ripening. The strong winds and harsh, semi-maritime climate leads to low yields of healthy, small grapes with very thick skins - these grapes are treated with care to make some outstanding wine.
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  1. PADDY BORTHWICK 'PAPER ROAD' PINOT NOIR 2018
    Harvested from 3 vineyards allows selection of the best batches to consistently produce pure Pinot Noir. The nose shows spicy savoury and bright, juicy red fruits. It is medium-bodied with soft velvety tannins, a mix of tart and sweet cherry fruit ... Learn More
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  2. VERGET DU SUD 'ROSE DE LA TERRE' ROSE 2016
    A fabulous bargain for lovers of Provençal rose. Half Syrah, half Grenache. Perfumed, red berry aromas. Racy, super refreshing with jubey, red berry and sappy fruit notes and a punchy, crunchy finish. The wine was fermented and aged in ... Learn More
  3. TEMPEST COVE PINOT GRIS 2018 LIMITED RELEASE
    Carefully selected fruit from Wairarapa, exclusively designed and curated for United Cellars by Miles Dineen of Matahiwi Estate. Big, beautiful apricot, elderflower & citrus aromatics with summer fruits, stone fruits and citrus blossom. Well-balanced creamy textures with flavours of pear drops, ... Learn More
  4. VAL D'ASTIER ONE MAURES PROVENCE ROSE 2018
    The perfect pale salmon colour, coming from the blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and a splash of Ugni Blanc. Made from the prestigious subregion of Maures - the southern-most tip of the gulf of St Tropez. An attractive nose of ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  5. MIRABEAU COTES DE PROVENCE ROSE 2018
    A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah carefully selected from the best soils of Côtes de Provence. The nose shows rose petals and spice but also crab-apples and red apples. Some really nice peach character on the palate that’ ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
  6. PADDY BORTHWICK PINOT NOIR 2015
    From family owned & operated estate founded in 1996, this wine has a Bouquet of maraschino cherries, plums, cranberries and cedar. A core of dark cherry, cloves and wild herbs are supported by bright fruit and French oak that complement a rich ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  7. M DE MINUTY PROVENCE ROSE 2017
    A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah carefully selected from the best soils of Côtes de Provence. The aromatic harmony of grenache and cinsault offers some notes of peach and candied orange. The palate is fresh, smooth and round ... Learn More
  8. CHATEAU D'ESCLANS 'WHISPERING ANGEL' ROSE 2018
    Sourced from grapes grown from some of the most choice land in the surrounding region of La Motte en Provence, consisting primarily of Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino) and Cinsault. Aromas of peach, white cherry and white raspberry mingle together. The palate ... Learn More
  9. ESCARPMENT MARTINBOROUGH PINOT NOIR 2016
    "Winemaker Larry McKenna now has 30 years of experience with Martinborough Pinot Noir, and its on full display in this blend assembled from various plots around the village." Wine Enthusiast Wonderful aromatics with cherry and red currant aromas and some earthy ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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    Bob Campbell MW
  10. CHATEAU DE PIBARNON 'BANDOL ROSE' 2016
    The wine has always been a distinctive Mourvedre and Cinsault blend with the scales tilting towards Mourvedre in recent years. This year's blend is 60/40 in Mourvedre's favour. A complex, beautifully scented wine that glides effortlessly across the palate. Deep yet ... Learn More
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  11. CHATEAU DE PIBARNON 'BANDOL ROSE' 2018
    The wine has always been a distinctive Mourvedre and Cinsault blend with the scales tilting towards Mourvedre in recent years. This year's blend is 60/40 in Mourvedre's favour. A complex, beautifully scented wine that glides effortlessly across the palate. Deep yet ... Learn More
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  12. ESCARPMENT 'TE REHUA' PINOT NOIR 2017
    This wine was grown on the Barton Vineyard, Huangarua Road, Martinborough from vines 25 years old. A combination of deep alluvial gravels which the Martinborough Terraces are renowned for and a blend of many clones grown in a very sheltered spot ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Bob Campbell MW
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    Raymond Chan
  13. ESCARPMENT 'KIWA' PINOT NOIR 2017
    This wine was grown on the Cleland Vineyard Cambridge Road, Martinborough from 30 year old vines. A combination of deep alluvial gravels which the Martinborough Terraces are renowned for and a blend of Clones UCD 5 and 6 always rewards us with savoury, ... Learn More
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    Raymond Chan
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  14. DOMAINE TEMPIER BANDOL ROSE 2018
    Often considered "The greatest Rose in the World" by wine critic Robert Parker, Domaine Tempier always rates alongside neighbour Domaine Ott, but is always the more affordable wine! The grapes used to make our rosé come from selected parcels where ... Learn More
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    Joe Czerwinski
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  15. DOMAINE OTT 'BY OTT' ROSE 2018 (MAGNUM)
    BY.OTT is blended and bottled in the new Château de Selle cellar, where part of the winery is exclusively devoted to its production. The entire process is controlled from the blending to the storage, ensuring the perfect quality ... Learn More
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  16. KUSUDA RIESLING 2018
    Ranked #1 of 34 2018 Riesling from New Zealand by Bob Campbell MW. "Wonderfully pure Riesling with an ethereal texture. It has the Kusuda signature of delicacy and finesse. Bone-dry with lime, white flower and oyster shell mineral characters. Should age beautifully. 97 Points" ... Learn More
    KUSUDA RIESLING 2018
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    Bob Campbell MW
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  17. CHATEAU DE PIBARNON BANDOL ROUGE 2011
    A blend of 90% Mourvedre & 10% Grenache. "the 2011 Bandol (same blend/elevage as the 2010) offers ample blackberry, raspberry, underbrush, allspice and assorted floral nuances. to go with a medium to full-bodied, balanced and seamless profile on the palate. Polished and already delicious, ... Learn More
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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  18. DRY RIVER CHARDONNAY 2016
    Fruit characters such as white nectarine and citrus mingle with the subtle nuttiness of toasted and crushed almonds. Notes of brioche almost span the components of the wine coming from barrels as well as aging on lees. The palate is ... Learn More
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  19. ESCARPMENT 'KUPE' PINOT NOIR 2017
    This is the thirteenth release from The Escarpment Vineyard’s close planted vineyard on Te Muna Road, Martinborough. The vines which have grown this wine have been their pride and joy since being planted in 1999. The spacing of 1.5m * 1m (6,600 ... Learn More
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  20. ESCARPMENT 'KUPE' PINOT NOIR 2011
    Fermented in wooden French cuvees, hand plunged and aged in 50% new French oak barriques the wine was given every priority during its elevation and now shows all the hallmarks of a grand young wine on its release in 2012. Over the ... Learn More
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    Jancis Robinson
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  21. DOMAINE TEMPIER 'BANDOL' ROSE 2018 (MAGNUM)
    50% Mourvedre, 28% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 2% Carignane. An intense fruit and floral nose make this an attractive rosé. The palate is rounded and full with fruity aromas of peach and pomegranate, followed by delicate spice notes and a pleasant freshness created by ... Learn More
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