"We love Riesling as a variety for its purity, elegance and ageability & believe that our old block vines (now more than 38 years old), combined with the growing conditions and climate here in Marlborough, are capable of making world class Riesling." TWR
Te Whare Ra (TWR) is a small vineyard and winery located in the Marlborough sub-region of Renwick. The 11Ha vineyard was first planted in 1979 and since 2003 has been owned by winemakers Anna and Jason Flowerday. Yields are kept low, the vineyard is managed with a combination of organic and biodynamic practices and all the fruit is handpicked and hand-sorted. The wines are made with minimal intervention in a small winery which has been specifically set up for small-batch winemaking.
"We love Riesling as a variety for its purity, elegance and ageability and believe that our old block vines (now more than 38 years old), combined with the growing conditions and climate here in Marlborough, are capable of making world class Riesling. The original Riesling vines on our home block were planted in 1979 and are the oldest Riesling vines in Marlborough.
"Part of the reason for our conversion to organic and biodynamic farming was to rescue these old vines and coax them back to life. We saw huge potential in this old block and successfully rejuvenating them has been one of our greatest achievements. The fruit from these old vines has great fruit concentration and structure as well as great natural acidity that lends itself very well to making a dry style of Riesling." Anna Flowerday, TWR
"This has a very fresh, concentrated and composed nose that fuses white peaches, lemons and apple pastry to good effect. The palate has a succulent feel with attractive, fresh acidity and a smooth core of white-peach and honeydew flavors. Drink or hold. Screw cap." 94pts - Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com
Organic Farming / Certified