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"Bright, pristine & fabulously expressed" Wine Orbit

"If you closed your eyes in the moment you lift the glass to your nose, you’d almost smell the Mediterranean Sea" Yvonne Lorkin

Pair this lovely French summer drop with asparagus-cheese tarts

Waiana Estate 'Indian Summer' Rosé 2019

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6 Btls, $128.94 6 Btls, $112.12

Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points
Waiana Estate 'Indian Summer' Rosé 2019

Waiana Estate 'Indian Summer' Rosé 2019

Member rating / 2
Waiana Estate is the specialist Rosé label of the Plowman family...
6 Btls, $128.94 6 Btls, $112.12


Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2019

Awarded 5 Stars

Yvonne Lorkin, Nov 2019


  • Raspberry
  • Watermelon
  • Fresh florals
  • Dry, Provençal style

"Bright, pristine and fabulously expressed, the bouquet shows raspberry, watermelon, lemon peel and white floral aromas. The palate delivers excellent focus and fine texture backed by juicy fruit intensity and lively acidity, finishing lingering and delightfully delicious" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2019

"If you closed your eyes in the moment you lift the glass to your nose, you’d almost smell the Mediterranean Sea.  A hint of crushed oyster shells, splashed with watermelon, raspberry and the juice of wild cherries blended with pink peppercorns assails the senses.  Grown by the Plowman family (who dedicate their vineyard to growing Rosé, the whole rosé and nothing but the rosé in the Tukituki Valley, just outside of Havelock North) and crafted by winemaker Dave McKee, each sip tastes like Provence with a kiwi kick.  Precision winemaking at its best here, and with every harvest the wine becomes more comfortable in its own skin, (a soft, ballet-shoe pink skin) and shows superbly balanced acidity with weight, florality and fruitiness.  Love it!" Yvonne Lorkin, Nov 2019

Indian Summer is a dry, pale, Provençal style Rosé blended with Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cinsault and Merlot grapes grown at Waiana Estate and the surrounding areas. Indian Summer is left on lees for several months to maximise the texture and minerality of this fabulous blend.

Waiana Estate produce three different Rosé blends each with a distinct taste profile. The current Rosé labels are Indian Summer, Summer Sault and Indian Summer Private Blend. Waiana Estate is family owned, located in the beautiful Tukituki valley in Hawke's Bay, a river valley carved by shingle that runs into the Pacific Ocean. The estate runs down to the beautiful Tukituki river and the soil on which Indian Summer’s grapes are primarily grown in calcified clay and river shingle.


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very nice

Paul - 07/12/2019


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