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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

Plan A was that I was meant to be heading back to Plan A was that I was meant to be heading back to SA this week for @tastingaustralia 

Alas was not to be, but our wines will still be there!

Really proud to be a part of the Future Farmers masterclass along with some of our great mates here and from across the ditch 

#futurefarmers #winegrower #goodfarming #gooddirt #winetasting #organicfarming #greatwineisinournature #nzwine #NZMadeWithCare #tastingaustralia #adelaide
Now we are finally able to know when it is #ToruTi Now we are finally able to know when it is #ToruTime 

Thanks to @aimeemateroadesign  for our fab new clock for cellar door.

#lovelocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal
Another cracker photo by @roadtripv21 aka @rich.br Another cracker photo by @roadtripv21 aka @rich.brim 

Doing life with this guy since way back when
Still pretty dry here in sunny Marlborough but few Still pretty dry here in sunny Marlborough but few light rains have meant the winter cover crop mix is up and away.

#organicfarming #goodfarming #gooddirt #greatwineisinournature
Here at TWR HQ we are counting down until next Fri Here at TWR HQ we are counting down until next Friday 7th May which is International Sauvignon Blanc day!

All our home block SB from the two blocks here at the winery is handpicked and then sorted by hand. 

Just another little detail in the process of making great Sauvignon Blanc.

#handmade #NZMadeWithCare #NZV21 #gtwine #organicwine 
#greatwineisinournature #sauvignonblancnz
Autumn new release wines & Te Whare Ra Vintage 202 Autumn new release wines & Te Whare Ra Vintage 2021 report - out now - read on for more info

Lots of delicious new vino plus our thoughts on vintage

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Geoffrey Shuttleworth Burgan was my great uncle. Geoffrey Shuttleworth Burgan was my great uncle.  He was a Flying Officer 11th Squadron RAAF in WW2 and was awarded a DFC.

He was killed on 9th April 1942

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. 
Lest we forget.
Great to have this bloke back in Boomtown for a fl Great to have this bloke back in Boomtown for a fleeting visit

#goodbloke #kindredspirits #nzwine #winedogs
New winter cover crop going in this week - what's New winter cover crop going in this week - what's in the mix - all to be revealed soon

Photo credit @benji.r.smith

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Few more happy memories from #NZV21 captured by @r Few more happy memories from #NZV21 captured by @rich.brim aka @roadtripv21 

Reflecting now on what a great vintage we have had. Super early start but amazing weather and a small but dedicated team that made it feel easy.

Our tonnages were way down -  with some varietals around 20 to 30% less than usual -  and some others that got a big hit over flowering that were 50% down, so I guess that is the bad news. 

Conversely the bloody great news is that the wines are looking exceptional and we think that 2021 vintage will go down in history for all the right reasons.  Super excited to get the first of these out to you later in the year with Riesling and Rosé likely to be first out of the blocks.

#nzwine #NZMadeWithCare #greatwineisinournature #singlevineyard #winegrower #organicwine #organicfarming #madeinmarlborough #marlboroughnz
Team TWR for vintage 2021 captured by the very tal Team TWR for vintage 2021 captured by the very talented @rich.brim as part of his @roadtripv21 journey following #NZV21 from top to bottom

So grateful for these great humans 

#kindredspirits #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #vintage #madeinmarlborough #NZMadeWithCare
To mark this significant day of the year for the o To mark this significant day of the year for the organic sector in NZ with the launch of the 2020/2012 Annual report from @organicsaotearoa we even added merch to our canine team members!

Here is our model Max repping the #dontpanicitsorganic message 

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