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.
WAITIRI CREEK PINOT NOIR
2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir
Fragrant perfume, herb, mushroom, and a hint of spicy oak.
The palate is dry with sweet, stewed plum, Xmas cake, leather, mushroom and tobacco. Richly textured with very fine silky tannins. Complex and concentrated. Medium to full-bodied with a lingering sweet cherry finish.
Aging beautifully and drinking well now! Has a few more years in it.
- Pete Bartle (Wine Maker)
2013 Central Otago Pinot Noir
Ripe, warm and sweetly fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, game and truffle characters with hints of cedar and vanilla. The palate offers terrific fruit richness and generous texture, beautifully framed by fine tannins. The wine is immediately appealing, although it will develop greater complexity with time. Pretty delicious.
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (October 2015)
2020 Central Otago Pinot Noir
BRAND NEW RELEASE!
Complex, complete and ready. A bouquet of pinosity and ripe varietal fruit, a fine savoury and dried herb complexity with a natural core of minerality and spices from toasty barrel. Delicious on the palate, dry, savoury and fruity with flavours of plums and dark cherry, wild thyme and dried herb flavours then textures from acidity and polished tannins. The oak layers in a lees and mild toasty barrel quality. Balanced, well made and ready to drink or continue to cellar with with best drinking from 2024 through 2030 and on.”
- Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier
2022 Central Otago Rosé
Hues of onion skin and salmon with a highly polished appearance lead to a bouquet of red apple and peach, a mix of rose and quiet fine lees-complexity and mineral-stone suggestion. Lovely on the palate with a crunchy texture and core fruit flavours of apple and peach touching first. A dry wine with very fine fruit tannins and plenty of acidity for texture and length. Well made with best drinking from 2024 through to the end of summer 2025.
2019 Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc
Nicely matured and savoury, the wine shows grapefruit, baked apple, dried herb, beeswax and mixed spice aromas, leading to a succulent palate that’s mouth-watering and lingering. Ready to drink and enjoy now.
WAITIRI CREEK CHARDONNAY
2022 Central Otago Chardonnay
Stylish and complex, the bouquet shows apricot, rockmelon, vanilla and roasted cashew notes, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate delivering creamy texture backed by beautifully pitched acidity, finishing long and flavoursome. At its best: now to 2027.
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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
2016 Waitiri Creek Gewürztraminer
Really good colour with a core of yellow and pale golden tones leading to a fragrant, almost heady bouquet of spice and white fleshed fruits, some fresh, some baked. The spice and floral tones of the variety are loud and clear along with a light toasty quality from bottle development. Satin-cream texture as the wine touches the palate, moderate acidity then flavours that reflect the bouquet finishing with a spice and dried herb quality.
Balanced and ready to drink from today - Cameron Douglas, MS