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Superb winery well worth a visit

I stopped in here on a very rainy day en route from Takaka to Kaiteriteri. This should be on your... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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A real gem!

Quaint little family run vineyard with delicious wine. Paul the owner was incredibly friendly and... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
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11 Mar 2018
“Superb winery well worth a visit”
3 Mar 2018
“A real gem!”
Nelson's smallest winery. Situated in very picturesque surroundings, set between two national parks and close to the beautiful beach of Kaiteriteri. Our award winning, family owned estate produces "Resurgence," individual, handcrafted artisan wines...more
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60 Takaka Hill Highway, Riwaka 7198, New Zealand
+64 3-528 8819
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I stopped in here on a very rainy day en route from Takaka to Kaiteriteri. This should be on your ‘must stop’ list! Superb Sauvignon Blanc with a very different flavour from other ‘top of South Island’ vineyards. They also have a lovely olive oil....More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Quaint little family run vineyard with delicious wine. Paul the owner was incredibly friendly and informative. The wines were a real treasure. I’m not a Chardonnay fan but their 2014 completely changed my mind. Not overly oaky, well balanced, one of new favourites!

Thank Ctsang2
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Dropped in to Riwaka River Estate winery while recently touring Kaiteriteri and Abel Tasman National Park. Delicious wines and very informative and friendly host - Paul. Well done Paul and Amber !

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

On our travels we've covered lots of Nelson and Malborough wineries however the appeal of something more boutique and considered, saw us head to Riwaka River Estate on our way to The Resurgence - which River Estates wines are suitably named after. Welcomed at the...More

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We stayed in Riwaka at Chalets at Terraced Gardens for two nights in early January. After passing so many wineries on our way in, I didn't know where to start! I asked Jane, the owner of the Chalets, if she had a recommendation and she...More

Thank Natalie K
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We actually stayed in their accommodation for three nights and had a wonderful stay. As for the actual Riwaka River Estate, what a gorgeous boutique winery it was! We purchased one of each of their fabulous wines to take home with us. Highly recommended for...More

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Visited on a whim having just arrived in the area and had a great time - best winery we came across. Paul spent ages just chatting with us about life, the universe and everything (including wine). Picked up a bottle of the Pinot Noir and...More

Thank Rich G
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband spent a few nights in the Abel Tasman region and visited Riwaka. It is a lovely family winery with great wines. The family lives just beside the vineyards and they personally welcome you to their home. We liked it so much...More

Thank Fernanda A
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing winery in a beautiful setting. We loved our visit! Paul and his family are incredibly friendly, and make great wines and olive oil to boot. We especially liked the chardonnay, but all the wines were great. Do yourself a favor amd stop if you...More

1  Thank Cullen W
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in after a day of sea kayaking in Abel for an impromptu visit. We live in California and consider ourselves wine enthusiasts who frequent top rated wineries often. We were so impressed with the quality and depth of flavor of...More

1  Thank xxjensen
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