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WAIPARA HILLS

In their relatively short history, Waipara Hills have accumulated more than 200 awards, a glittering hoard that would, no doubt, have the acquisitive Smaug salivating. It’s an impressive record that reinforces just how consistently good their wines are.

From their home base in the Waipara Valley, the company operates three vineyards: The Home Block, The Deans and The Mound, source of fruit for the flagship, limited edition Equinox range. Recognising their worth, Waipara Hills have also expanded into prime parts of Marlborough and Central Otago, with their Waipara Hills range showcasing the very best of the South Island.

LOCATION
Waipara Valley, New Zealand
VARIETIES PLANTED
Sauvignon Blanc Pinot Gris Riesling Gewurztraminer Chardonnay Pinot Noir Rose Pinot Noir
CELLAR DOOR HOURS
Opening hours: 10am . 5pm Offering: Winery / Tastings / Caf. / Events & Concerts / Function Facilities Set amongst our vineyards in the picturesque Waipara Valley, is the iconic stone building that.s home to Waipara Hills. Here you.ll discover an operating winery, cellar door and bistro style ca
DID YOU KNOW
The Waipara Valley is the leading region for aromatics in New Zealand.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Gold Medal Winner
Off Dry - Pinot Gris & Riesling Styles
Peaches & Cream: Soft 'n Fruity (gently does it Mr Oak)
Royal Easter Show Gold Medal Winner
Winemaker

Krystal Palmer

After four years tripping around the globe, Krystal returned home to Marlborough, but with itchy feet. Looking for a career change, Krystal bowled up to the local polytech open day, seeking inspiration. Inspiration was found and the rest is history – Krystal graduated with her Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology from Lincoln in 2012.

Krystal has experience across many facets of winemaking, including assistant viticulturist and winemaker, and has done vintages in Marlborough, Waipara, United States and China.

It is red wine that is Krystal’s passion, particularly a juicy pinot noir. “When I make Pinot Noir, it is in a hand off fashion. With minimal intervention, the purity and elegance of Pinot Noir really shines through.”

When it comes to her job, it’s the opportunity to meet and work with amazing people that Krystal thrives on. “As well as the science, I love the art and creativity of winemaking. It is fluid, never stagnant – there are so many challenges and different branches to winemaking. I love that.”

Outside of work hours, you’ll find Krystal with her family, on the stage singing, dancing or acting, or in the surf.

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Waipara Hills
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Waipara Hills
 
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Waipara Hills
 
$16.99
CASE/6 $14.99 ea.
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Waipara Hills
 
$16.99
CASE/6 $15.99 ea.
Volume | 750ml
ADD TO CART
 
$16.99
Volume | 750ml
 
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