Cinsault, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
Waiana Estate vineyards are adjacent to the nearby Tukituki River and its terraces, and lie minutes from the Pacific Ocean. The vines range in age from 3-20 years, producing a variety of fruit. Some varieties that make up the blend are also sourced from surrounding Hawke's Bay vineyard sites.
Calcified clay and river shingle
The classic Provençal grape, Cinsault is a key component of this unique wine, as Cinsault grapes are a rarity in New Zealand. The fruit spends minimal time on skins after arriving at the winery to impart a delicate color. The wine is fermented exclusively in stainless steel to preserve freshness. Then, the blend rests for 8 months on fine lees to achieve maximum complexity and texture before bottling.