Waipara Springs Winery is located in the heart of the Waipara Valley. Planted in the early 1980’s the vineyard contains some of the oldest vines in the valley providing the entirely estate grown wines with a depth and intensity that only old vines can produce. The vineyard of 26 hectares is planted with Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot noir and a selection of other varieties with the wines crafted in two differing styles, the fresh fruit driven wines under the Waipara Springs label and the structurally driven wines of the Premo label.
Waipara Springs was first established by the Moore and the Grant families in 1989. Bruce and Jill Moore have lived on the property for many years and together planted the first grape vines at Waipara Springs in 1982. The Waipara Springs Estate Vineyard has a terroir that renders wines totally unique. Derived from a prehistoric lake-bed at the centre of the Waipara Valley floor the vineyard soils are a rich blend of clay and limestone. With vines sheltered from the prevailing easterly winds by the Teviotdale range, high midsummer heat combined with relatively low rainfall during the growing season along with long warm days and cold nights during harvest provide near perfect conditions for high quality fruit.
Their 2010 Sauvignon Blanc is a cracking example of their attention to detail. This elegant expression of Sauvignon Blanc exhibits fresh aromas of passionfruit and limes. The palate is focused, vibrant and balanced with a crisp minerality derived from our limestone rich soils. This is a wine with great concentration and structure. Enjoy with your favorite seafood or chicken dish.