Torea Wines Marlborough

New Zealand
Stuart Smith
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The vineyard that produces the grapes for Torea Wines is situated at the head of the Brancott Valley on the southern side of the Wairau Plains in Marlborough, New Zealand. It is owned by the Small and Smith families, and was first established in 1982.

Torea Wines like the simple things in life. They nurture great fruit and turn it into wine with the minimum of intervention, delivering delicious, authentic Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir with the minimum of fuss. The Torea can be found in the vineyard, and the company takes great care in nurturing this precious bird. Torea is the Maori name for the Variable Oystercatcher (Heamatopus Unicolor) which is a species native to New Zealand sadly now threatened. While it mainly inhabits the rocky and sandy coastlines, it can be found in the beautiful Marlborough vineyard that grows the grapes for this wine. Prominent Maori leader Sir Tipene O’Regan was delighted with these wines being named after the Torea, so much so that he has written some Maori words: “Ka whati te tai, Ka pao te Torea” meaning: “As the tide recedes the oystercatcher strikes.

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