New Zealand's hottest rosé specialist, Waiana Estate produce three distinctive rose blends, including the now cult-classic, Indian Summer, as they continue to evolve New Zealand rose as a category in both domestic and international markets. All of their rosé blends are made from sustainably grown grapes and are based on a dry, Provencal style. In addition to Indian Summer, they have released Summer Sault - a unique rosé blend incorporating the Provencal grape Cinsault, the first time this variety has been blended in a New Zealand rosé - and also their limited release, barrel aged rosé named Indian Summer Private Blend, primarily a Grenache and Cinsault blend. Waiana regard their new blends as an amalgamation of the very best of what the new and old worlds can offer in respect of blending Provencal varieties with Hawkes Bay's best white varieties.
Waiana Estate is a boutique family-owned rosé specialist based lying adjacent to the Tukituki river in the beautiful Tukituki Valley, Hawkes Bay and was acquired by the Plowman family in 1993. In total, the estate comprises 70 acres which have been extensively planted in woodlands areas almost from the day the land was purchased. The vineyards were subsequently established and planted in 2000, with initial plantings of Merlot and Malbec grapes. These vines are now well established and produce outstanding fruit. More land was acquired in 2006 and subsequent plantings have included both Grenache and Cinsault with the production and specialisation of rose blends in mind.
Tukituki Valley, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Cinsault and Grenache
DID YOU KNOW
The Plowman Family have twin girls named Indiana and Summer - the rose takes it's name from the girls.