Te Whare Ra

Te Whare Ra (TWR)

Te Whare Ra (TWR), the "house in the sun", is the oldest boutique winery in Marborough. TWR was originally established in 1979 and since 2003 has been owned and operated by the Flowerday family. It is considered to be one of the prime producers of quality wines in the region. Their wines are hand-picked and hand made.
Our recommendation: Try the TWR Riesling M 2021. At our recent wine fairs, the wine put a smile of pleasure on the faces of visitors. We love the tension in this wine - the perfect balance between the initial sweetness of the fruit and the lingering, chalky acidity. Another recommendation is the TWR Toru 2022, which combines the aromatic spice and weight of Gewürztraminer, the structure and length of Riesling and the great texture of Pinot Gris.





TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2022

TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2022

15,99 € -11% RRP 17,99 € *

21,32 € pro Liter

TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2022

TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2022

15,99 € -11% RRP 17,99 € *

21,32 € pro Liter

A classic style wine that showcases the quality of wines from Marlborough. It is a blend from three vineyards in two different subregions, one being in the cooler Awatere Valley (leading to more restrained wine with great texture) and the others in the warmer Wairau Valley (lovely line of minerality with riper tropical notes and fleshiness).


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TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2023

TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2023

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2023

TWR Sauvignon Blanc 2023

18,99 € - 19,99 €*

26,65 € pro Liter

A classic style wine that showcases the quality of wines from Marlborough. It is a blend from three vineyards in two different subregions, one being in the cooler Awatere Valley (leading to more restrained wine with great texture) and the other in the warmer Wairau Valley (lovely line of minerality with riper tropical notes and fleshiness).


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TWR Toru 2022

TWR Toru 2022

26,99 € - 27,99 €*

37,32 € pro Liter

TWR Toru 2022

TWR Toru 2022

26,99 € - 27,99 €*

37,32 € pro Liter

TORU - (which means "three" in Maori) is an aromatic blend Te Whare Ra first created over 12 years ago. It was the first of it's kind in New Zealand. It is a delicious, co-fermented "field blend" of three varieties – Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Bob Campbell MW simply loves it: "My favorite New Zealand field blend." This wine is an international best seller with a big following.


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TWR Riesling M 2022

TWR Riesling M 2022

28,99 € - 29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

TWR Riesling M 2022

TWR Riesling M 2022

28,99 € - 29,99 €*

39,99 € pro Liter

Medium-dry Riesling showing the benefit of relatively old vines with impressive concentration and deliciously juicy acidity. Dangerously drinkable!


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TWR Pinot Noir 2018

TWR Pinot Noir 2018

32,99 € - 34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

TWR Pinot Noir 2018

TWR Pinot Noir 2018

32,99 € - 34,99 €*

46,65 € pro Liter

Silky, supple, and savoury. What an effort! All fruit for this wine was hand-picked, hand-sorted then destemmed and grape (!!!) sorted as to ensure that only pristine, perfect Pinot grapes make it into the fermenters. A Pinot Noir with great fruit weight and power, with the depth of flavour and complexity.


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TWR Clayvin SV Pinot Noir 2019

TWR Clayvin SV Pinot Noir 2019

49,99 € - 52,99 €*

70,65 € pro Liter

TWR Clayvin SV Pinot Noir 2019

TWR Clayvin SV Pinot Noir 2019

49,99 € - 52,99 €*

70,65 € pro Liter

Rated by two critics amongst the Top Wines of New Zealand 2021. This is the third release of a Pinot Noir made from the esteemed Clayvin vineyard. The Clayvin Vineyard was first established, at the top of the Brancott Valley, in 1991 and was the first significant hillside vineyard in Marlborough.


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3 Regions Pinot Noir Case

3 Regions Pinot Noir Case

87,49 € -15% RRP 102,97 € *

38,88 € pro Liter

3 Regions Pinot Noir Case

3 Regions Pinot Noir Case

87,49 € -15% RRP 102,97 € *

38,88 € pro Liter

Embark on a journey through New Zealand's finest terroirs! Whether you're a wine enthusiast looking to expand your palate or searching for the perfect gift for a fellow connoisseur, this case is the ideal choice.


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Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Case

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Case

95,99 € -15% RRP 112,94 € *

21,33 € pro Liter

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Case

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Case

95,99 € -15% RRP 112,94 € *

21,33 € pro Liter

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has made New Zealand wine famous. There is no mistaken of what is in the glass. The wines hit you with aromas from all directions. Textural elements and complexity is added through a careful use of a tiny bit of old oak vessels in all three of these wines. Delightful!


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About Te Whare Ra

"one of the most interesting producers in Marlborough" - Dr. Jamie Goode

Te Whare Ra (TWR), the "house in the sun", is the oldest boutique winery in Marborough. Established 1979 in Renwick, it has the oldest Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer vines in Marlborough.

In 2003, Te Whare Ra was purchased by the husband and wife winemaker team Anna and Jason Flowerday. Anna is a 6th generation winegrower from McLaren Vale in Australia and Jason is a 3rd generation kiwi winegrower with both parents and grandparents in the NZ wine industry.

Vineyard and winemaking at Te Whare Ra

The 11ha vineyard has predominantly loam over clay soils.

Everything is hand-picked, hand-sorted and the attention to detail is meticulous.

TWR's aim is to grow great quality fruit which is balanced in all its components, and which requires minimal winemaking intervention once they get it in the winery. This means a cropping level which is strictly controlled. Anna and Jason do selective crop thinning at several key times during the growing season across all varieties, as well as very detailed canopy management.
There also is a big focus on soil health in the management of their vineyard. This is achieved through old school farming, composting, biodynamic preparations, selected mixed grasses in mid rows and looking after bees and biodiversity.

"Our philosophy is wholly centered on making seriously good wine. We like wines to express their place – to speak of a somewhere-ness rather than of a same-ness, we want you to be able to taste this in our wines." - Anna & Jason Flowerday

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