Te Whare Ra Toru 2022


“I often describe Toru as my perfect Friday afternoon glass of vino” - Anna Flowerday of Te Whare Ra answering our calls. With bright aromatics, layers of flavour and juicy freshness, we wholeheartedly agree.

Toru is Aotearoa’s original field blend, made from Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. “It’s like a jigsaw puzzle with the best of those 3 components and none of the more polarising elements. It’s the right amount of everything, and everything in all the right places”. Co-fermentation is key. “It’s like alchemy - blending never achieves the same level of integration”. 

Te Whare Ra is itself a winning trio. It’s the combination of talented, committed people, an established vineyard in a remarkable place, and the application of organic and biodynamic practices. 

Anna and Jason Flowerday have led the organic and biodynamic charge in Marlborough. They grow 7 varieties on a tiny 11 hectares near Renwick. Fruit is handpicked, hand sorted and the resulting wines are a deft expression of place. Their integrity, skill and passion is palpable in the glass. 

Organic, biodynamic, vegan, unfined