Our WinE Philosophy
Preserving the Flavours Of the Land
We gently harvest during the cool morning hours to retain the bright, pristine characteristics of the grapes. With the fruit arriving at our winery possessing such extraordinary flavours and textures, our primary task is to preserve and enhance those elements. Gentle crushing, cold fermentations, and non-oxidative winemaking techniques translate to precise, vivid, dynamic aromatics. Our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are matured in French Oak barriques to integrate the fruit and add complexity. All wines are bottled under screwcap to ensure absolute purity and freshness.
On first impression, our Sauvignon Blanc reminds us of gooseberries, passion fruit and limes. But dig a little deeper and you’ll uncover the cool mountain winds, briny ocean fog and fist-sized stones that define the Wairau Valley. Brilliant, exuberant and bold are three words often used to describe Goldwater’s Sauvignon Blanc.