WAIMARAMA

WAIMARAMA
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Concept

A unique wine made by the hands
of people who live in New Zealand’s nature.
The word Waimarama means “moonlight on the water”
in the native Maori language of New Zealand.
The Waimarama area is located in the fertile lands of Hawke’s Bay
in the North Island of New Zealand,
where the vineyards look over the grand Tukituki River.
Chateau Waimarama is a unique wine made locally in this place where
the moonlight dances on the water in New Zealand’s natural environment.
History
1988 The vineyard was developed with a vision of making great wines that can match the wines of Bordeaux. The estate has been highly rated ever since the first vintage.1998 The vineyard was completely redesigned by improving the soil and replanting all the vines. This has enabled production of wines with better balance, power, finesse and elegance.2012 The passion of the viticulture team and the winemaker resulted in a gold medal at the NZ international wine show for our 2009 vintage.2015 To advertise the rarity and value of our wine, Chateau Waimarama rebranded its bottle labels.1988 The vineyard was developed with a vision of making great wines that can match the wines of Bordeaux. The estate has been highly rated ever since the first vintage.1998 The vineyard was completely redesigned by improving the soil and replanting all the vines. This has enabled production of wines with better balance, power, finesse and elegance.2012 The passion of the viticulture team and the winemaker resulted in a gold medal at the NZ international wine show for our 2009 vintage.2015 To advertise the rarity and value of our wine, Chateau Waimarama rebranded its bottle labels.
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Terroir

  • Terroir
    Protected from the southerly winds by the Te Mata Peak and the surrounding foothills, Waimarama is situated in a dense sandstone pan with a rich top soil environment. The resulting soil and climate of this naturally blessed province of Hawke’s Bay create this aromatic and elegant wine.
  • Size
    The vineyard covers 4ha, and the small team brings out the best grapes. All the trimming and picking is done by hand.This careful approach to viticulture is based on the belief that “great wines start from the vineyard”.
  • Sustainability
    We aim to pass on Hawke’s Bay’s soil, water, and air to the next generation by enhancing their value. Waimarama’s policy is to “keep the nature and protect the land.”Waimarama earned a reputation as one of the first wineries to introduce sustainable viticulture in 2002.

Winemakers

  • Managing Director
    Chase Arquette
    Chase has been taking care of our winery since 1998. He manages the winery and also supervises the vineyard work. Chase puts a lot of effort into making good wines. He cherishes the terroir and was one of the first to introduce sustainable viticulture to New Zealand back in 2002.
    Interview vol.01
  • Winemaker
    Ludwig Vanneron
    Ludwig graduated from Bordeaux University in 1998 and started his winemaking career working under Michel Rolland. He went on to become the technical manager of a well-known Chateau in Bergerac and started his own business in 2011. He is now a consultant for grape-growing and winemaking.
    Interview vol.02
    Interview vol.03
    Interview vol.04
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Our Wine

  • MINAGAWA
    MINAGAWA Reserve Selection 2009MINAGAWA Reserve Selection 2009
    Mellow and elegant, with a complex and delicate aroma
    This wine has a fresh dark ruby color, with a scent of framboise and apricot,
    adding a subtle taste of chocolate. You can also taste roasted nuts from the French oak.
    The character of the merlot stands out with its smooth, warm taste.
    • SWEET DRY
    • LIGHT BODIEDLIGHT BODIED FULL BODIEDFULL BODIED
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    ※We do not sell alcohol to under aged persons.
  • EMIGAO
    MINAGAWA Reserve Selection 2009MINAGAWA Reserve Selection 2009
    芳醇で優美、複雑かつ繊細な香りが立ち込める
    深く濃いルビー色で若々しく、フランボワーズやアプリコットの果実の香りに
    深みのあるチョコレートの風味、フレンチオークによるローストしたナッツの印象も感じられる。
    メルローの個性が際立ち滑らかで深く温かみのある味わいです。
    • SWEET DRY
    • LIGHT BODIEDLIGHT BODIED FULL BODIEDFULL BODIED
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