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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

We have had over 50mm of rain overnight here and t We have had over 50mm of rain overnight here and the mid row crop is loving it!

Hope the rest of the country gets a decent dump too as many areas crying out for rain right now.

#marlboroughnz #nzwine #organicfarming
Our beautiful mooloos - whereas I am not so keen o Our beautiful mooloos - whereas I am not so keen on the bloody goat - I love hanging out with these members of Team TWR 
Ever since I was a kid I have always loved cattle and I think they have a very calming impact too.

These guys will soon be back out in the vineyard helping keep the mid rows down, spreading manure as they go,  but for now we are keeping them going with some hay while the grass growth catches up.

#organicfarming #regenerativefarming #greatwineisinournature
Me and my nemesis in a feisty face off. Stalking m Me and my nemesis in a feisty face off. Stalking me while I try and fill up the barrow with fire wood.

Have resorted to kids distributing him while i jump the fence and chuck wood over into the barrow.

Any Marlborough local goat lovers want a free goat?

#marlboroughnz #organicfarming
#goatsofinstagram
Amazing treats from @mchanghong for the team today Amazing treats from @mchanghong for the team today. 
#keeponkeepingon
#supportsmallbusiness
#supportlocal #lovelocal
Super excited to have our new Te Whare Ra Family Super excited to have our new 
Te Whare Ra Family and Friends wine club launching today!! Our website is now live with this  offer and all the details are there on the  new and shiny Family & Friends page.

Thanks for the support team - if we stick together we will get through all this - Spread the word @liveshoplovelocal
@click.kiwi
@welovelocalnz

#nzwine #supportlocal #lovelocal
This is another little flashback to the growing se This is another little flashback to the growing season, to draw attention to these little gems as
today 20th May is World Bee day

Vines do not require bees for pollination but they are hugely important in the production of many other food crops and to our ecosystems in general, so we need to be thoughtful about how we are farming so we can aid their survival.

We plant bee friendly cover crops like clover and buckwheat (pictured) in our midrows to help provide them with food sources.

Also because we are organic certified with @biogronz we don't use any harmful insecticides and so we provided a bee safe haven for local honey producers.

#nzwine #worldbeeday #beefriendly #organicfarming #greatwineisinournature
I know it's only Tuesday but we found this little I know it's only Tuesday but we found this little gem from @pencevineyards tucked away and decided to crack it open. 
Now racking my brain to remember where we got it from. Not too sure if someone gave it to us or if I brought it back from somewhere. If you gave it to us - thank you - it is bloody delicious !

#pinotnoir #instawine
A couple of @biogronz certified autumnal goodies c A couple of @biogronz certified autumnal goodies coming your way soon - 2019 Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay 
#nzwine #organicfarming #marlboroughnz #greatwineisinournature
So great to see @the_burleigh back in action again So great to see @the_burleigh back in action again - we have missed you!

Perfectly complimented by @mchanghong sourdough doughnut 
#supportlocal #madeinmarlborough 
#lovelocal #supportsmallbusiness
Sending this out to you from sunny Marlborough and Sending this out to you from sunny Marlborough and this great summer image of our little piece Aotearoa taken by @richard_briggs_photo is giving me the vibes I need as we head into Level 2.

Last few wild ferments just ticking through in Chardonnay and all the other V20 whites are done now and just resting on fine lees. Pinot batches and the Syrah all safely tucked away in barrel. Team have started pruning some of the early blocks and in the winery office we are packing out the first of our 17 Clayvin and 19 Syrah as it heads to some new homes.

Stay safe

#nzwine #onlymarlborough #greatwineisinournature #organicfarming #singlevineyard
Gorgeous sunset here tonight which is a nice remin Gorgeous sunset here tonight which is a nice reminder to be still for a moment
This is first signs of some of the crops we have s This is first signs of some of the crops we have seeded, now germinating and bursting into life.

Is something positive to focus on which is great right now as NZ heads towards Level 2.

We are so heartened that the shift to Level 2 means that many of our friends in hospitality businesses can now reopen too. I will post about  them in our stories as we get further updates in

But we are by no means out of the woods yet and we have a long and very tough road ahead to rebuild.  Please support your favourite locals and favourite small businesses and give them a fighting chance to make it out the other side of this.

#supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #savehospo #lovelocal

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