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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

Two of our aromatic lovelies bringing you some sun Two of our aromatic lovelies bringing you some sunshiney vibes from a pretty chilly day here in Marlborough. 

We have talked a lot about our reds over the last few weeks and now it is time to put these two into the spotlight.

Our 2017 Riesling D is a new addition to the @finewinesofnz list this year and we are so thrilled. These vines were planted back in 1979 when Te Whare Ra  was first established. As you will no doubt know we are Riesling fanatics and believe it is such a strong performer from this region 

Our Toru has probably become our aromatic flagship wine over time and has some great heroes all over the wine world who have shared it's story and origins with their customers and their family and friends. It means so much to us to have this recognition for  this little experimental field blend we first made back in 2006. We could never have imagined back then that it would have such a global fan base - thank you 

#finewinesofnz #aromaticwhites #singlevineyard #organicwine #rieslingrocks #torutime
Really looking forward to my virtual masterclass w Really looking forward to my virtual masterclass with @67pall_mall tomorrow!

Will be talking all things Marlborough, organic winegrowing, aromatic whites and Pinot Noir. Sunday night UK time so early start for me in NZ.

Thanks to @ronansayburn for the amazing opportunity and to team @lescavesdepyrene for their support

@nzwineeurope @organicwinegrowersnz @manawinegrowers @winemarlborough
Pretty crisp start here in #marlboroughnz today bu Pretty crisp start here in #marlboroughnz today but is a gorgeous day here now. 

Our mooloos are having their first day out in the vineyard today as finally dry enough to get them out there.

After they have been through we go and mulch up the prunings, grass and manure so it helps improve our organic matter and the prunings break down. 

#regenerativeagriculture #organicfarming #cowshitnotbullshit
So chuffed to get our copy of this earlier in the So chuffed to get our copy of this  earlier in the week.

 Some  fab recipes from @nadialimcooks and for such a great cause - raising over $400k for @womensrefugenz and @youthlinenz
Exciting day at TWR HQ - we are blending our 2020 Exciting day at TWR HQ - we are blending our 2020 Sauvignon Blanc!

In the meantime these two slackers are not pulling their weight and are parked up on the couch in the sun.

#NZV20 #winedogs
Just released our long awaited 2019 SV Syrah and h Just released our long awaited 2019 SV Syrah and have been super thrilled with the response so far, including this review just in from @camdouglasms 
Our last release was the 2016 and we didn't release one from 2017 or 2018 as we didn't think it was up to scratch,  so this 2019 has been a long time coming. 
Thanks for your patience and we trust you will love this one as much as you have our past efforts 
#Syrah #singlevineyard
Saturday night at Chez Flowerday means watching Su Saturday night at Chez Flowerday means watching Super Rugby and a couple of @bostockbrothers roast chooks
Our new 2020 Organic Rosé is looking pretty fab - Our new 2020 Organic Rosé is looking pretty fab - not long to go now!  Planning for a SEP 2020 release 
#nzwine #yeswayrosé #internationalroséday #organicwine
Hello to all the Gewurz fans out there - our 2019 Hello to all the Gewurz fans out there - our 2019  SV Gewurz goes live today on the website!

This release is very special, as it marks the 40th birthday of our old vines from the orginal vineyard here which were first planted in 1979. Also very special to us all as is one of the first wines that Te Whare Ra was recognised for.

This won't last long as we had minuscule crops from the 2019 vintage due to bad weather over flowering, which Gewurz is particularly susceptible to.

So please get in quickly if you want to secure some for your cellar 
#nzwine #singlevineyard #organicfarming #greatwineisinournature
Loving the look of our @spudzngreens vegie box thi Loving the look of our @spudzngreens vegie box this week - this will keep us going for a while

@lovinglocalnz
@shoplocal.nz
@liveshoplovelocal

#supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #makeitmarlborough
Still celebrating here after receiving the news th Still celebrating here after receiving the news that we have not 1 but 2 wines on this auspicious list from @finewinesofnz !! Our 2017 Riesling D has joined the list for the first time, and our 2018 Toru has retained its spot.

Congratulations to all the producers named on this year's list.

Great to see such a strong showing amongst our @organicwinegrowersnz family.

#nzwine #finewinesnz #greatwineisinournature
Just got our first delivery today of home cleaning Just got our first delivery today of home cleaning gear from the awesome team @willandablenz 
Keep up the great work team - love your work!

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