2021 Te Whare Ra SV5182 Toru

Marlborough, NZ

Class act blend of aromatic white varieties from NZ, made from organically-grown fruit.


Textural white of high interest and deliciousness... A clever, quietly complex style here.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Jason and Anna Flowerday farm their small Marlborough vineyard in accordance with the principals of organics and biodynamics. With a name like 'Flowerday', it's not like they ever really had a choice.

Their little part of Marlborough is a Garden of Eden where wild flowers grow and vines thrive.

Toru (Maori for 'Three') is a blend of Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris.

This is a super-aromatic, super-versatile white wine that can go with anything from a light salad to a piece of fresh Ocean Trout.

Cool and crisp yet full of flavour, this is top value from this much-loved boutique Marlborough producer.

About Te Whare Ra

Te Whare Ra - commonly referred to as TWR - is a small vineyard and winery located in the Marlborough sub-region of Renwick. The 11Ha vineyard was first planted in 1979 and since 2003 has been owned by winemakers Anna and Jason Flowerday. Low yields and a commitment to organic and biodynamic practices - TWR is genuine artisanal winemaking in a region more famous for large commercial production.

Their aromatic whites - Riesling, Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Gewurz - have carved out their reputation, but Pinot Noir and Syrah might outshine them all in the long run.

To show off at the dinner table, remember that the 'WH' is pronounced as an 'F'!

Te Whare Ra organic vineyard
Te Whare Ra organic vineyard
Marlborough, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

Toru (which means “three” in Maori) is an aromatic blend we first created in 2006 and has now become one of our flagship wines. Toru was the first of its kind in New Zealand - it is a delicious, co-fermented "field blend" of three varieties - Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. We are passionate about these classic Alsatian varieties and we spent a great deal of time coming up with the right proportions in the blend. It has the aromatic spice and fleshiness of Gewurztraminer, the line and length of Riesling, and the great texture of Pinot Gris.

All fruit for this wine was hand-picked and then hand-sorted. All parcels were destemmed, lightly crushed and then pressed, some parcels had lengthier skin-contact time. The wine was all co-fermented. Co-fermentation is an integral part of making Toru, as it makes the three varieties much more integrated with each other. This wine has not been fined and is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and anyone who loves authentic, handmade wines.

Blend : Gewurztraminer (52%), Riesling (25%), Pinot Gris (23%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Anna and Jason Flowerday
Anna and Jason Flowerday
Marlborough, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"A co-fermented field blend of gewürztraminer, riesling and pinot gris. Floral, white rose, lime and tree fruit flavours supported by gentle acidity. An appealing wine that shows remarkable compatibility with three very different varieties without a single variety dominating. Nice purity and an ethereal texture." - Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

The Wine Front

"Textural white of high interest and deliciousness. Slippery texture, glides along beautifully, fragrant with floral, stone fruit and nashi pear scents, leads with nashi in the taste department and shows some talc and lemon essence characters to taste too. A clever, quietly complex style here. And finishes with lovely pucker. Really well done, and I bet it ages interesting and good too." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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