Production: 12,000 cases

Waipara Springs put the region of Waipara on the map as its founding vineyard, with first plantings in 1982. This estate embraced a new direction in recent years with the appointment of the talented Frank Manifold (ex Cloudy Bay) as winemaker, which followed a wide-ranging review of its wines and brand. It has been an exciting time, with a major revision of wine styles, vineyard management practices and new label making up a new look and depth in quality at Waipara Springs today. There are two distinct brands and wine styles now available; the first under the more commercially styled Waipara Springs label and second under the premium tier Waipara Springs PREMO label. This PREMO label has at its heart an old world inspiration featuring wines with greater structure and complexity designed to accompany food. The full range now available from Waipara Springs offers Sauvignon Blanc, three styles of Riesling, two styles of Chardonnay, a Gewürtztraminer and two styles of Pinot Noir.

The vineyards are part of a farm owned by the Grant and Moore family partnership who pride themselves on the control and care that family ownership can bring. A single estate company, all fruit is grown at the home base of Waipara Springs. The winery and restaurant are located in attractive old farm buildings which were originally one of the main stables and grain sheds in the area before the First World War. They also hold the buildings of the old Balmoral and Cheviot fire stations which were transported to the sites, keeping those monuments a special piece of local history.

The winery buildings were upgraded recently to create a swish new cellar tasting area and separate café for indoor and outdoor dining. The architectural brief retained the old and meld with new textural finishes to add to the visitor experience at the winery. A must stop destination in the Waipara region.


2010 saw the addition of the Jack's  Canyon range to the Waipara Springs portfolio. This is a more commercially priced range which includes the varieties of Sauvignon  Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.

Wines currently available:
2011 Waipara Springs Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Waipara Springs Pinot Noir
2010 Waipara Springs Riesling (medium)
2009 Waipara Springs Lightly Oaked Chardonnay

2006 Premo Riesling (medium)
2009 Premo Dry Riesling (dry)
2010 Premo Chardonnay
2009 Premo Pinot Noir

2010 and 2011 Jack's Canyon Sauvignon Blanc
2010 Jack's Canyon Pinot Gris
2010 Jack's Canyon Pinot Noir

Also produced in certain years:
Botrytised Riesling

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