Waitaria Bay Estate

Waitaria Bay Estate in the Marlborough Sounds is a boutique vineyard by the sea that produces traditional hand crafted wines that are grown organically. We hand prune, shoot thin, leaf pluck and hand pick in the pursuit of perfection. Only the best of our grapes make it to the wine press as we strive to create the best possible wine from each of our varietals.
Our wines are available for sale in both the Untied States and in New Zealand. If you would like to order our wine and live in New Zealand, phone us and we can fill your order.

 

Chardonnay WineChardonnay

3 Stars from Winestate Magazine
Bronze Medal Winner 2010
Bronze Medal Winner 2011

Hand picked grapes were whole bunch pressed and fermented at cool temps in a mix of new and seasoned French barrels, this wine was aged on yeast lees for ten months to add complexity, texture and structure to the palate.

 

 

Red Deer Wine Pinot GrisPinot Gris

Double Gold Medal Winner 2013
Bronze Medal Winner 2011

A full-flavoured Pinot Gris with ripe pear and citrus flavours combining great mouthfeel and long persistent dry finish.

 

 

 

ViognierGew├╝rztraminer

Silver Medal Winner 2013
Silver Medal Winner 2010 & 2011
3 Stars from Winestate Magazine

Pure, delicate Gewurtztraminer with ethereal texture, impressive length and floral, rose and spice characters. Melanie Ayling-Pierce” The Gewurzts was quite spectacular .”

 

 

Sauvignon Blanc Red Deer WineSauvignon Blanc

Gold Medal Winner 2013
Bronze Medal Winner 2010
Silver Medal Winner 2011

A rich style of sauvignon blanc with lime zest, mineral and ripe tropical fruit flavours. A bold and concentrated wine with loads of character! In Raymond Chan’s 2013 wine review he said: “Bright, even straw-yellow colour with slight green hues. The nose is fresh with a fine core of gooseberry and grassy fruit aromas, tightly bound with nuances of fresh herbs, limes and minerals emerging in the glass. Dry and elegantly proportioned, fine and tight flavours of gooseberries, herbs and minerals show with good intensity and drive, the palate showing some alcohol with the linearity. Fresh, bright and lacy acidity brings liveliness to the mouthfeel, and along with refined textures, carry the flavours of sweet gooseberry fruit to a crisp and zesty finish. This is a fine-textured and tightly bound, crisp Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry and minerally flavours. Match with seafood over the next 2+ years. Fruit hand-picked and WBP, stainless-steel fermented to 13.64% alc. and 3.4 g/L rs, the wine spending 6 months on lees.”

 

wine, new zealand,red deerPinot Noir

We grafted Pinot Noir onto our Viognier vines to create our first red wine.

 

 

 

 

We do sell Red Deer Wine in the United States in Illinois.  If you live in the United States, here is a list of our Retailers.