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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

Autumn harvest of a different kind. Our old fig t Autumn harvest of a different kind. 
Our old fig tree delivering the goods now that we have some free days to relish them with some @crankygoatltd goodies
Full rainbow of autumn colours on display as our v Full rainbow of autumn colours on display as our vines wind down on their way to winter dormancy.

Nice to have a breather this weekend and time to appreciate the glorious weather.
Last pick of our home block coming in this morning Last pick of our home block coming in this morning for #NZV22 is our Syrah. 
 
Weather has been magnificent last 10 days which we are super thankful for 🌞
The beautiful Awatere Valley where we source some The beautiful Awatere Valley where we source some of our Sauvignon Blanc from for our main TWR blend.
Our #NZV22 compost is coming along nicely Some se Our #NZV22 compost is coming along nicely

Some see their grape marc and stalks as a waste stream to be disposed of - but we see them as an opportunity to make them into amazing organic compost = the ultimate recycling!

We make the compost layer by layer at the end of every day. It is composed mostly of skins, stalks and our own organic hay and is inoculated with an amazing brew of beneficial microbes that we brew up in molasses
At the second stage of vintage tiredness now = knu At the second stage of vintage tiredness now = knucking fackered. 

Really thrilled with what we have in tank so far. In the home straight now with just 2 picks of SB and the Syrah still to go
Love these quiet, reflective days in the winery, t Love these quiet, reflective days in the winery, team having a much deserved day off and so just JF and I here doing ferment round and plunging Pinots.

Aromatics fermenting now - cellar smells like fruit tingles!
Riesling day today - check out this organic fabulo Riesling day today - check out this organic fabulousness coming in today. 

So bloody excited!
One of the best benefits of all the early mornings One of the best benefits of all the early mornings and late nights over vintage is moments like this.

📷 credit Andrea Catalano
Very excited to have first handpick of #NZV22 Sauv Very excited to have first handpick of #NZV22 Sauvignon Blanc in today! Looking fabulous 

Low cropping, organically grown, hand-picked,  hand-sorted and thoughtfully made. 

That's how we do Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc justice here at TWR.
Epic couple of days for Team TWR with Rosé and Pi Epic couple of days for Team TWR with Rosé and Pinot Noir now also safely in plus both Gewurz blocks, old vine Mendoza Chardonnay and first pick of Riesling for M.

Tomorrow will be the turn of the Pinot Gris so here's a sneak peek

#teamworkmakesthedreamwork #NZV22
Today is the turn of these glorious globes of Gewu Today is the turn of these glorious globes of Gewurzness

Picking the winery block of Gewurz today for Toru.

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