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Our winemaking captures the extremes and nuances of the Awatere.
It’s detail, precision and a good amount of curiosity that makes our
winemaking a constant evolution.
More than one hundred parcels are picked, crushed and vinified as individuals, giving us a palette of diverse expressions of Awatere terroir to blend.
Experimentation with whole bunch ferments, indigenous yeasts, high solids, plunged and no-plunging parcels, vineyard orientation and microbial terroir build intrigue from vine to bottle.
Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc
A serious, concentrated and expressive wine, Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc flaunts a powerful bouquet of fresh herbs, tropical fruits and bright citrus. Ripe stone fruit flavours and a distinct minerality hold up well to rich, spicy foods.
Vavasour Pinot Gris
Vavasour Pinot Gris displays a richly structured palate featuring layers of crisp fruit, backed by hints of ginger and the long mineral finish typical of the Awatere Valley. Enjoy this wine as an aperitif or pair it with fresh seafood or
spicy Asian dishes.
Complex and elegant, the Vavasour Chardonnay delivers lovely citrus, nectarine and apricot notes balanced by toasty French oak. The palate is rich and silky with the stony minerality found in all of our white wines.
Vavasour Pinot Noir
A luscious and aromatic wine, Vavasour Pinot Noir demonstrates the beauty of cool-climate vineyards. Intense, vibrant, lively and
concentrated, this elegant wine is the perfect accompaniment to salmon, poultry, veal and pork.
Vavasour Rosé is summer wine at its finest. Aromas of raspberry, cream soda and rose petal pave the way for a rich palate, with flavours of fresh summer berries.
The cool weather of the Awatere Valley brings out bright floral and citrus in Vavasour Riesling. Crisp aromas of fresh squeezed lime and citrus blossoms highlight the nose. The palate is a beautiful balance between a lively citrus acidity and a lingering soft minerality.