Reviews

Waipara Hills Pinot Noir Rosé is Back

The eagerly awaited 2019 Waipara Hills Pinot Noir Rosé has been released. The 2018 vintage won four trophies and was described on the awards circuit as the ‘hottest Rosé on the market.’ This was snapped up quickly by punters who recognised its quality, and it subsequently sold out.   The 2018 vintage set the bar

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Celebrating 25 years with Vineyard Manager Jean-Luc

Accolade Wines NZ Ltd has recently celebrated 25 years of service by Waipara Hills’ Vineyard Manager Jean-Luc Dufour.   The team surprised him at the Waipara Hills Cellar Door restaurant for a celebratory dinner on 23rd July. Assistant Vineyard Manager Ben Roiri, who has been Jean-Luc’s right hand man since 2000, spoke fondly of his

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Go for Gold – and a trio of Trophies

A haul of Gold Medals and trophies in recent weeks for two of our wines is proof that the winemaking and viticulture teams at Waipara Hills are doing a lot of things right. The 2018 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir Rosé is well blinged up since the New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards;

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Waipara Hills treasures the men of their vines

It’s the unassuming nature of Jean-Luc Dufour and Ben Roiri that makes this tale even more compelling. Next year marks a combined 45 years as ‘keepers of the vines’ for the pair as Vineyard Manager (Jean-Luc, with 25 years) and Assistant Vineyard Manager (Ben, 20 years) at Waipara Hills on New Zealand’s South Island. With

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