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Located in the Waipara Valley, Waipara Springs the 65-acre vineyard was planted in the early 1980s to Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Merlot. The winery was established by the Moore and Grant families in 1989. Two ranges of wines are produced: fruit driven wines under the Waipara Springs label and structure driven wines under the Premo label.
The Waipara Springs 2009 Pinot Noir and Premo Pinot Noir have both won major awards at international wine shows. The winemaker is Frank Manifold.
The wines are imported in the United States by New World Wine Imports, Oakland, CA.
2008 Waipara Springs Premo Reserve Waipara New Zealand Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., $20, screw cap. Imported by Wine Imports LLC, Napa, CA. From the oldest vines in the Waipara Valley. The family estate was established in 1989. 100% de-stemmed, natural yeast fermentation, aged 15 months in French oak barrels. · Very alluring perfume of black cherries, crushed berries, bay leaf and oak toast. Long and complex on the palate with hints of roasted nuts and brown spice augmenting the tasty ripe cherry and berry flavors. Soft in the mouth with refreshing acidity and admirable harmony. Very good. Reviewed November 7, 2010 ARTICLE »