OUR WINES

From our beautiful home in the Gibbston Valley, Central Otago, the Ward family proudly bring you our range of award-winning wines. Each and every one has been handcrafted for you to enjoy.

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WAITIRI CREEK PINOT NOIR

2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir

Showing lovely developed notes of dried cherry, soy, warm spice and game on the nose. The palate delivers lovely weight and intensity together with supple texture and polished tannins, finishing long and delicately drying.

Drink now. Sept 2020. - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

88/100 points

4/5 stars

2013 Central Otago Pinot Noir

It's attractively complex and engaging on the nose showing dried cherry, cured meat, dark mushroom and mixed spice aromas. The palate offers fleshy texture and sweet fruit flavours combined with rich savoury undertones, leading to lingering spicy finish.

Drink now. Sept 2020. - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

87/100 points

4/5 stars

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THE DRUMMER

2019 Central Otago Pinot Noir

Very attractive bouquet with aromas of red berries and stony schist soils, wild dried herb and a fine savoury core. On the palate - youthful, fresh and vibrant with an abundance of texture, core of fruit, moderate oak level and plenty of youthful vibrato. Flavours reflect the bouquet with dark cherry and dried raspberry, some plum then a return to the savoury core. Firm tannins and moderate oak level add foundation and texture. Lengthy finish and well made. Best drinking from mid to late 2022 and through 2030.

- Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

94 points

Excellent

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HARRIET ROSÉ

2019 Central Otago Rosé

 

It's brightly fruited and elegantly expressed on the nose showing grapefruit, nectarine and floral characters with a hint of strawberry.

The palate displays vibrant fruit flavours combined with fine texture and refreshing acidity, finishing long and pleasingly dry.

At its best: now to 2021. Aug 2020. - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

87/100 points

4/5 stars

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STELLA

Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc

 

As with all our wines, the fruit for our Sauvignon Blanc was hand harvested. This single vineyard Gibbston wine is full-flavoured and overtly tropical, displaying ripe fruit and balanced acidity - very easy drinking.

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WAITIRI CREEK CHARDONNAY

Central Otago Chardonnay

 

As with all our wines, the fruit for this wine was hand harvested. This was followed by whole bunch pressing. Made in a fruit-driven New World style, this wine shows all the influences of classic Old World winemaking. Six months on French oak has produced a rich, succulent palate with and appealing texture and outstanding primary fruit.

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WAITIRI PINOT GRIS

2017 Waitiri Creek Pinot Gris

Showing an elegant nose of tropical fruit, quince and white peach with toasty biscut notes. The underlying use of aged oak characters provide a well rounded feel in the mouth. Your palate will sense the Central Otago mineralogy showing good weight and complexity.

Ready to drink now and served lightly chilled