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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

Loving this new review for our just released 2020 Loving this new review for our just released 2020 SV Syrah.

Syrah and Marlborough is not for the faint of heart -  as you have to go above and beyond to make it work -  but it's a variety we both love so it's all worth it. 

Thanks for the kind words @stockwine
Sending out some aroha today to all those fab hosp Sending out some aroha today to all those fab hospo legends in Auckland who are getting back to doing what they do ❤❤

As an industry they have done it really tough and we just want you to know that we are thinking of you all this week and wishing you all the best.

Credit for thelis image must go to @theburntchefproject in the UK. An amazing non-profit organization who are supporting mental health initiatives in hospo.
Check out the new edition of @nzhviva quarterly ma Check out the new edition of @nzhviva quarterly magazine for a fab article on new wave blends in Aotearoa NZ penned by the lovely @joburzynska 

In store now at your favourite newsagent or bookstore.
Wowza what a week for our wines! Really thrilled Wowza what a week for our wines! 

Really thrilled to have two of our wines named in the @james.suckling NZ Top 100 !!

Our 2019 SV Clayvin Pinot Noir was rated 97 Points and the highest pointed wine from Marlborough by @stockwine

Our  2020 SV Gewurztraminer also made the list with 94 points.

Recognition like this is amazing for us and our team and shows that all the dedication to the little details is all worth it.🙏❤

Congratulations to all the fabulous #nzwine folk that made the list but especially to @kumeu_river for taking out top spot in the NZ list but also the top wine for 2021 globally 👏👏
How we do our sun salutations here at TWR HQ 📸 How we do our sun salutations here at TWR HQ

📸 @richard_briggs_photo
Wowza! Just released this 2020 SV Chardonnay this Wowza!

Just released this 2020 SV Chardonnay this week and this is the first review in. Thanks for the kind words @camdouglasms

Very special parcel of Chardonnay from our 1979 planted Mendoza. When we tasted it in barrel we just knew it deserved to be bottled separately.  Wines like this totally vindicate our decision to keep the old vines going as long as we can.

Released this week but we only made 65 doz so won't last long.

If you are a Chardonnay geek then you need this in your collection
Summer 2022 wine offer & exciting new releases - a Summer 2022 wine offer & exciting new releases - all the good dirt on the latest happenings at TWR HQ. We have a host of new wines to release for summer imbibing and lots of other exciting stuff on the go

Have posted the link to our latest newsletter is in our bio.
Are you hoping the wine elves deliver you some of Are you hoping the wine elves deliver you some of this 
deliciousness for Christmas ?

Just in case the North Pole mail service is a bit slow you can take matters into your own hands and order it online.

We will need extra time to get deliveries out over the next month so would you suggest you order by early Dec to guarantee we can get it to Christmas. 

Summer wine offer is coming out this week so keep an eye on your inbox
Bloody gorgeous day here in #onlymarlborough today Bloody gorgeous day here in #onlymarlborough today.
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Did you know this Sunday (21st Nov) is Buy NZ Made Did you know this Sunday (21st Nov) is Buy NZ Made day.

FACT: Small businesses of less than 20 employees make up 97% of all businesses and employ 29% of workers in New Zealand 🇳🇿⁣
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It’s time to celebrate them with #nzmadeday 🎉⁣
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This Sunday, @buynzmade are challenging every Kiwi to get out there and make one purchase from a local business. Whether it’s online or in store, every small sale helps!⁣
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There’s no denying it’s been a rough year for New Zealand businesses with many still unable to operate at full capacity in what should be their busiest time of the year.⁣
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It’s time to show them the aroha ❤️⁣
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Use the hashtag #nzmadeday to share your purchase
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The spring/summer cover crop is out of starting ga The spring/summer cover crop is out of starting gates with a hiss and a roar!
This week marks 18 years since we bought Te Whare This week marks 18 years since we bought Te Whare Rā - wowza that really snuck up on us!

We had a gut feeling that this special part of Marlborough would enable us to make amazing wines and just needed a bit of TLC and commitment to get it there.

We had enthuiasm and energy in spades and obviously some solid growing and making experience, but neither of us had ever run a business before. And if that wasn't challenging enough then try throwing in 2 sets of twins, a couple of major earthquakes, a GFC and then COVID at it.

As we take a moment to reflect on where we came from and where we are now, we really want to thank everyone who has supported us along the way. 
We wouldn't be here without you and this industry would have chewed us up and spat us out long ago if it wasn't for your support of us and our wines.

Besides our families there are 4 people we owe a huge debt of gratitude to - as you believed in us from the get go - before we won any awards - and before we could even see that this was viable long term. 

Those people are
- Andrew our orginal bank manager who believed in our vision that a small, high end wine brand from Marlborough could work
- Raymond Chan - who just got us and supported our wines from the get go. We miss you mate 
- Patrick & Gin Walsh of @CellarHand = our first distributor outside of NZ

Thank you all so much. Getting a bit teary-eyed now so I will sign off here

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