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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

As part of our celebrations of Organic Wine Week w As part of our celebrations of Organic Wine Week we have new merch!

These new TWR tees were meant to be released this week but the NZ lockdowns put paid to that - so here is a sneak peek of what they look like.

We are taking pre-orders so get in touch by email if you want in.

#beeaware #beefriendly
During #organicwineweek we will be talking about During #organicwineweek  we will be talking about different aspects of our organic wine business from farming to winemaking to the finished product.

Today is all about our delicious @biogronz certified organic wines. 

We decided to get certified so that our customers and their customers had certainty about how our wines were grown and made. Our winery and vineyard have been fully certified since 2012 but the process started long before that with a change in practices from 2004 then into formal conversion from 2007.

All our single vineyard wines have the BioGro number on the front label - to show it's provenance and link it to it's unique place.

5182 is of huge significance to us as it is our vineyard designation number from BIOGRO for our home block.

To us and our team it represents all our hard work and effort over the past 18 years to achieve our organic certification.

 Our SV5182 wines represent
provenance, organic farming and authentic, world class wines from Marlborough.
Woop woop Organic Wine Week 2021 is here! Lots of Woop woop Organic Wine Week 2021 is here!

Lots of great plans afoot for this week with tastings and webinars and more.

Make sure wherever you are you have stocked up on your favourites
I am super chuffed to be in current issue of @woma I am super chuffed to be in current issue of @womanmagnz along with a few other awesome Marlborough @womeninwinenz 

Wee chat about our life here at TWR and my wishes for our lovely girls.

This current issue is in store now so grab a copy and check out the feature on #nzwine women

Massive thanks to @sharonstephensonjournalist and the team at WOMAN for giving us the chance to have our little wine company in the spotlight and to @richard_briggs_photo for the beautiful images 🙏🙏
Save the date folks! It is Organic Week in NZ thi Save the date folks!

It is Organic Week in NZ this week which is all about the organic sector and celebrating good people doing great things.
The awards event has been flipped to be online and will be hosted by the fabulous "Bug Man" Ruud Kleinpaste.

TIME TO CELEBRATE ORGANICS IN AOTEAROA: Join us on 17 September for the Organic NZ Awards and the Great Organic Night In
So much great stuff in the works for next week - O So much great stuff in the works for next week - Organic Wine Week 2021 !!

Make sure you have stocked up  ready for a whole week of action all about #organicwine 

@nzwinegrowers & @organicwinegrowersnz have set up an online masterclass moderated by @emmajenkinsmw  and a panel of Huw Kinch from @pyramidvalleyvineyards Jared  White from @biogronz and myself.

We will be talking about the organic sector in #nzwine but also about the steps involved in getting those wines out into the world. See you then
Super excited about the upcoming celebration of Or Super excited about the upcoming celebration of Organic Wine Week 2021

Is a great way to mark the coming of spring and the start of our new growing season in the vineyard and also for some new release wines and lots of good chat about organic farming 🚜 

Watch this space for more details  about the week and also keep an eye on the feed from @organicwinegrowersnz
Our beautiful bovine team members captured by the Our beautiful bovine team members captured by the very talented @richard_briggs_photo
Pruning is all done and nearly all mulched now too Pruning is all done and nearly all mulched now too. Cover crop is looking fab and first pass with the undervine weeder is underway
Think we all need something to look forward to rig Think we all need something to look forward to right now, and for us this is definitely that something. 

Now into it's 4th year and with global reach too,  we are all about Organic Wine Week here at Te Whare Ra HQ.

Lots of great things happening (albeit some in a slightly altered format) and rest assured we will be celebrating it somehow.

Save the date = 20th to 26th Sept
@organicwinegrowersnz
Te Whare Ra new release wine offers - Spring 2021 Te Whare Ra new release wine offers - Spring 2021 releases - out now
Back on the tools today prepping some 2021s for bo Back on the tools today prepping some 2021s for bottling tomorrow @wineworksnz Marlborough

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