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"STRAWBERRIES & CREAM, crisp, refreshing, with excellent concentration, it’s fuller flavoured and lifted" Yvonne Lorkin,

With just a touch of sweetness followed by a crisp lively finish!

Pair with friends and alfresco dining this summer for the perfect combination

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Rosé 2017

Member rating / 28
Elsewhere $22.41 $19.49
Awarded Trophy Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars
Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Rosé 2017

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Rosé 2017

Member rating / 28
It’s been a great start to this wine’s career, Rosé is always a pleasure to make, and I’m sure it will be enjoyed immensely over the summer months!
Elsewhere $22.41 $19.49


Awarded Trophy: Champion Rosé & Gold Medal

New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, Oct 2017

Awarded Gold Medal & 5 Stars

Dish Magazine (#76 , page 100), Tasting Panel – Rosé 2018, Jan 2018



"Apples, raspberries and a touch of quartzy minerality gives this a lovely bouquet and palate,” commented Cameron. Yvonne agreed, adding it was bursting with cherry and berry, while Jane found masses of strawberries and cream, adding, “Crisp, refreshing, with excellent concentration, it’s fuller flavoured and lifted" Yvonne Lorkin, Tasting Panel – Rosé, Dish Magazine (#76 , page 100), Jan 2018 

A beautiful pink blush in the glass. Light red berry fruit with notes of rhubarb crumble on the nose with just a touch of sweetness on the palate. This sweetness is followed by a crisp lively finish with lingering flavours of raspberry and cream.

Established in 2001, Waipara Hils has a proud history of creating award winning wines that celebrate the South Island of New Zealand. The grapes for this wine were sourced from The Mound, Deans and Home Block vineyards in the Waipara Valley, where the soils are deep and free draining due to Glasnevin gravels. The 2017 vintage started dry and warm overall, with stable weather during flowering, which allowed the crops to set at a sensible yield. Yet, like much of the country there was some rain over harvest but luckily North Canterbury sun made enough of a presence when it was needed most, producing concentration and spice that can be expected from the Waipara Valley.

Vinification included the juice being left on the skins for 12 hours to develop flavour and colour post a cool morning harvest. Once the desired sweetness levels were reached, the ferment was cooled and stopped. The wine was then left on the lees for several weeks before removing to retain vibrancy of the fruit character. It is recommended that this wine is enjoyed in its youth slightly chilled. Residual sugar for this wine is 6.0 g/L.


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Love,love,love this wine!

Diane - 22/05/2018

It's a wee beauty according to my wife :-)

Steve - 26/02/2018

Always very good wine for a reasonable price

Grant - 10/02/2018

Excellent example of N Z Rose. Comparable with most from Europe.

Barrie - 04/02/2018

We are really enjoying this lovely with lunches over easter

Eve - 03/04/2018

Tasty, fresh and good value

Ann - 12/03/2018

Love this wine and love the price !

Pip - 18/02/2018

Lovely wine and great value

Paul - 12/02/2018

bit too lolly like, but tasty

Simon - 11/02/2018

great buying

Malcolm - 02/02/2018

OK, quite dry, quite nice.

Graham - 13/04/2018


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