Te Whare Ra (‘The House in the Sun’in Maori) is a family run winery located in the Marlboroughsub-region of Renwick. Anna & Jason Flowerday bought the property in 2003,wanting somewhere that was small enough for the two of them, but special enough to allow them to really make their mark. The 11 hectares is plantedwith seven different varietals, with the oldest plantings dating back to 1979.
37 year old vines,yields are kept lowandvineyard management is a combination of organic andbiodynamic practices. Anna and Jason firmly believe that biodiversity is the key to maintaining a good vineyardusinginter-row planting and crop alternate rows. To combat pests they use natural methods such as buckwheat,and fertilise using their own compost and manure.
Gorgeous, lifted aromas of jasmine, fresh lemon and kaffir lime which follow through onto thepalate. Flavours of fresh lime juice, lemon sorbet and ripe grapefruit with hints of floral spice arebalancedby a finebackbone of ripeacidity. This Riesling is a dry style which has excellent fruit weight and concentration to balancethe lingering mineral acid structure. This wine is finely structured with great length of flavour.