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Hand Picked & Hand Made

Te Whare Ra (TWR) is a small vineyard and winery located in the Marlborough sub-region of Renwick, owned by winemakers – Anna & Jason Flowerday. The 11 Ha vineyard which has predominantly loam over clay soils, is one of the oldest in Marlborough, originally planted in 1979. Yields are kept low, the vineyard is managed with a combination of organic and biodynamic practices and all the fruit is hand picked and hand-sorted.

Our Story

“Our philosophy is wholly centered on making seriously good wine. We like wines to express their place – to speak of a somewhere-ness rather than of a same-ness, we want you to be able to taste this in our wines.”

Winemakers ~ Anna & Jason Flowerday

Some brightness on a rainy day. Some of the gorgeo Some brightness on a rainy day. Some of the gorgeous blue lupins  from our winter cover crop.

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Amazing day out @rockferrywines with our @manawine Amazing day out @rockferrywines with our @manawinegrowers family for our mini MANA Wine Fest to celebrate @organicwinegrowersnz Organic Wine Week 

Huge thanks to Rockferry for hosting us all, @thekarakakitchen for the amazing food, Campbell Lauder for the great tunes and all those who turned out to celebrate with us!

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Check out those nodules! These are made by Nitrog Check out those nodules!

These are made by Nitrogen fixing bacteria called Rhizobia that live in these little growths on the roots of certain plant species like legumes. This cool little partnership allows the plants to absorb the ammonia form of Nitrogen they need (NH3).

As one of our organic farming techniques here at TWR HQ we use legumes in our cover crop to help add N to our soil rather than adding chemical fertilizers like urea.  This cover crop that we have grown over winter is essentially a green manure crop that provides a source of Nitrogen as well as lots of other good stuff  like organic matter as it decomposes.

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Hey Marlborough folks, Just a reminder that we are Hey Marlborough folks,
Just a reminder that we are having a mini wine Fest this Saturday @rockferrywines with our @manawinegrowers to celebrate Organic Wine Week.

There will be 15 different organic wines plus amazing food from @thekarakakitchen and tunes from the very talented Campbell Lauder.

We have been able to release more tickets now that we are at level 1.

Hope to see you there!

@organicwinegrowersnz @biogro 

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To celebrate @organicwinegrowersnz Organic Wine We To celebrate @organicwinegrowersnz Organic Wine Week we are reopening our cellar door this week - wooohooo!

The open sign is on the front gate, the welcome mat is out, 
and we have lots of delicious, organic vino on tasting.

At this stage our hours are 11am till 4pm on weekdays and in a few weeks time we will be opening on the weekends as well so keep an eye out.

#nzwine #lovelocal #nzmustdo #organicwineweek #greatwineisinournature
Our midrow cover crop is now flowering - the lupin Our midrow cover crop is now flowering - the lupins look gorgeous - such a pretty blue  colour 💙 

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Something to brighten up a bit of a gloomy day her Something to brighten up a bit of a gloomy day here. First review in for our new 2020 SV Organic Rosé and needless to say we are pretty chuffed with it!

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Mucho happy birthday love to my little minions who Mucho happy birthday love to my little minions who are officially screenagers today. 

4 teenagers in the house now so am expecting my gin consumption levels to be slightly elevated!

Cake credit to @emily.flowerday
As many of you will know – this week in Aotearoa As many of you will know – this week in Aotearoa is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (for those of you not in NZ that is Māori Language week).

We wanted to highlight a very special one for us here at Te Whare Rā which is Kaitiakitanga.

We have taken the definition for this from www.teara.govt.nz
Kaitiakitanga – means guardianship or protection. It is a way of managing the environment around you, based on the Māori world view. 

A kaitiaki is a guardian and this can be a person or a group that cares for an area.

This lovely bloke embodies all that this means to us as a team. His unwavering commitment to looking after this piece of Aotearoa has brought this old vineyard back to life, and seen it flourish. He is always thinking about the health and biology of our soils, and our impact on those around us by how we are farming.

We hope to leave this piece of land in a better state that what we found it in, and we have made long term decisions about our actions here and now, that will benefit future generations.

#nzwine #organicwine #regenerativefarming
Happy 16th Birthday to these two gorgeous creature Happy 16th Birthday to these two gorgeous creatures!
So proud of the amazing women you have become.
Cellar door visitors in a pretty impressive ride t Cellar door visitors in a pretty impressive ride today!

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