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River Farm Wines is owned and operated by the Jones family who first purchased Marlborough land in the late 1800s; long before anyone knew of its wine growing potential.
Today the family has dedicated 330 acres of their best sites to grape production. The ability to source 100% estate grown fruit from three separate vineyard locations within the Awatere and Wairau sub regions.
River Farm is run by brothers James & Andrew the 4th generation of the Jones family on the land. Their meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard is expressed in every glass of River Farm wine.
The crystal clear water of the Awatere River is the life blood of River Farm and the source for the alluvial soils that give the wines their unique character.
This is River Farm. Created by nature. Perfected by nurture.
River Farm is fortunate to have family owned vineyards in both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Although both valley’s are located in Marlborough they each have differences in soil and climate forming their own unique characteristic fruit flavours The Awatere Valley is generally cooler, drier and windier than the Wairau Valley. Fruit grown at O’Dwyers Farm Vineyard therefore experiences a very different climate to the two Awatere Valley vineyard locations. These differences are reflected in the very distinctive wines produced at each vineyard and when blended together allow a wide range of fruit characteristics in all River Farm wines.
All individual vineyard parcels were left on light lees and kept separate until May, when the blend was assembled from the most desirable parcels.
The fruit was pressed quickly to minimise skin contact and juice deterioration following harvesting. After settling, the juice was fermented using selected yeast in stainless steel at cool temperatures retaining fruit flavour and freshness.
Beautifully lifted on the nose with gooseberry, kaffir lime, apricot and lemon peel aromas. is leads to a delightfully flavoursome palate delivering excellent fruit intensity and vibrant acidity, making it instantly appealing.
Pan seared Sea Bass and salad.
Perfect drinking now or for up to 3 years.
Don’t just take our word for it…
5 Stars 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit reviews
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