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TIKI Wines objective was to find a location within Marlborough that had the potential to produce fruit of the highest quality with a unique flavor profile. We have succeeded.

The traditional growing areas of Marlborough were thoroughly researched by Dr David Jordan, New Zealand’s pre-eminent viticultural expert. The Wairau Alpine Valley was chosen as the ideal location for the Marlborough vineyards due to the higher altitude and greater diurnal variations in temperature giving greater intensity of flavor compared with the rest of Marlborough. This semi continental climate results in slower loss of grape acids during ripening and provides the resulting wines with better balance, aroma and a distinct flavor profile unique to the sub region.

The three Wairau Alpine Valley vineyards — River Terrace, Te Puki Iti (The Little Hill) and Rewa are all unique sites with their own distinctive characteristics. Soils are a range of stony silt loams with the upper terraces comprising angular stones (glacial deposits) and the lower terraces rounded stones (river deposits) reflecting their geological origins. The most widespread soils have stony silt loam top soils overlying very stony silt loam sub soils.

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Tiki Awards

  • finalist

    TIKI Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    Outstanding Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 (London)

    Gold medal, China Wine & Spirit Awards 2013

    4-5star90 points Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2013

    4star Winestate  Nov/Dec issue 2013

    TIKI Single Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

    Double Gold and BEST Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio San Francisco International Wine comp 2013

    Gold medal and Trophy, Avenues International Aromatic Wine Competition 2012

    TIKI Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    5star 94 points Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sept 2013

    4-5star Winestate Nov/Dec issue 2013

    TIKI Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2013

    4-5star91 points Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2013

    4star Raymond Chan, Aug 2013

    Maui Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 (London)

    TIKI Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

    Gold medal, Hong Kong International Wine Challenge 2013 (view)

    Gold, China Wines and Spirits Best Value 2013 (view)

    TIKI KORO Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

    Gold medal, Hong Kong International Wine Challenge 2013 (view)

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