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Announcing our new Winemaker

We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Paul Mason as our new winemaker. Paul will join the Nga Waka team in November to take over from Roger Parkinson, who will retire at the end of the year after an impressive 32 vintages. Paul is currently head winemaker at Martinborough Vineyard, and during his 20 year […]

2019 Vintage Report: frost depleted yields offset by high quality vintage

Growing season (Oct-Apr) data: Rainfall (mm)  Growing Degree Days (heat units) A rather typical season in many respects with one glaring exception. A major advective (cold air mass) frost in October took out most of our largest vineyard, Pirinoa Block. The cold air mass settled to the South of Martinborough and around Te Muna while […]

2015 Vintage Report: small but perfectly formed

Growing season (Oct-Apr) data: Rainfall (mm)  Growing Degree Days (heat units) There’s always a danger with catch phrases like “small but perfectly formed” that somewhere in the past I’ve used it to describe a similar vintage. If I have, mea culpa! The “small” part of the equation was established during the first half of the […]