Riverside Wines

64 6 844 4942 434 Dartmoor Rd
Puketapu, 4141
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Riverside wines is a family owned and operated business with vineyards and a winery situated in the Dartmoor Valley wine growing area of Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. The Cadwalladers planted the first vineyard in the early 1980s as part of their mixed farming operation. The winery was established in 1989 and has been in a state of growth ever since. The first grape crush consisted of five tons of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes and now crushes around 195 tons of both red and white varieties. While this is an astronomical increase the winery production will still be regarded as "boutique". Over the years the focus in the vineyards has changed from being a grower producing a crop for someone else to process into wine to specifically training particular grapes in separate vineyards for particular wines. The vineyard workers have always practiced Integrated Winegrape Production (IWP). The area of the farm converted to vineyards has increased from 16 to 75 acres over a ten year period and as their knowledge Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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    This is a previous selection from the Gold Medal Wine Club-Platinum Series. The 2003 Eponymous MacAllister wine received an absolutely incredible Best of Show, Best of the Best & 5 out of 5 Stars in the Quarterly Review of Wines magazines blind tasting competition Big, rich, walloping, ultra-ripe, blackberry, spice, mocha and vanilla flavors th... Read More

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