Rapaura Springs

Marlborough Sub-Regional Pioneers

Owned by the Neylon family, Rapaura Springs has an astonishing track record of Trophies and top points for its wines. The family started their farming career with mussels and apples but found vines much more rewarding and since making this move haven’t looked back. Their goal is to enhance the environment around them through sustainable vineyard and winemaking practices that will leave a natural legacy for future generations.

They have vineyards throughout the best sites in Marlborough, and also work with a handful of skilled and loyal growers to gain access to the finest fruit. Marlborough’s land, climate and water do all the hard work at Rapaura Springs, leaving the vineyards to tell their own story with only a gentle nudge in the right direction from the experienced viticultural and winemaking teams.

Rapaura Springs have a philosophy of minimum intervention, and all vineyards are carefully managed under strict Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand standards. They let Marlborough’s land, climate and water do the hard work, then handcraft superb wines at the state of the art winery, leaving the vineyards to tell their own story, with just a little nudge in the right direction from experienced viticulture and winemaking teams. The result is a selection of focused, terroir-driven Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs with outstanding varietal expression.

Site selection, careful viticultural and winemaking practices, stringent grading and managed volumes returns elegant, expressive wines. Winemakers Mike Bann and Matt Thompson have a real passion for Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough and developing new varieties and styles in the region.

They understand the different sub-regional diversity and site selection is key in producing the best wines, and are leading the drive in having the individual sub-regions recognised. Alongside their Classic and Reserve Range, which showcase the expression of Marlborough as a whole, the have also released a selection of sub-regional and single vineyard wines to showcase the depth of terroir and styles within Marlborough. The Rohe series showcases the unique qualities of selected top sub-regions of Blind River, Dillons Point, and the Awatere and have really put Rapaura Springs on the map as a pioneer of quality and innovation.

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Sauvignon Blanc 2020 — Rapaura Springs

Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Marlborough, New Zealand

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note

Pure and vibrant with layers of passionfruit, tropical fruit and zesty citrus. Juicy fruit flavours and crisp acidity combine to deliver a mouth-watering finish. Capturing all the trademark sub-regional flavours of Marlborough.

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"Reserve" Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Marlborough, New Zealand

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note

This wine was created to redefine the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc style. A real crowd pleaser, it is loved for its juicy, ripe flavours and restrained acidity. Each glass is brimming with succulent flavours of passionfruit, tropical fruit and black currant. The fruit flavour is balanced with crisp acidity and a distinct salty minerality, which combine to create a mouth-watering finish

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Rohe Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2018 — Rapaura Springs

Rohe Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Marlborough, New Zealand

Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note

The 2018 Rohe Blind River Awatere Sauvignon Blanc shows attractive aromas of lemon-grass, ripe pink grapefruit and yellow stone fruits with underlying jalapeano and yellow bell peppers. The palate is big, super concentrated and luscious with layers of sweet melon, ripe grapefruit and papaya complemented by an attractive moorish and juicy acidity.

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Bull Paddock Sauvignon Blanc 2018 — Rapaura Springs

Bull Paddock Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Dillons Point, Marlborough, New Zealand

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note

From one of the most premium wine growing sub-regions in Marlborough, the Bull Paddock Sauvignon Blanc displays concentrated guava aromas, delicious blackcurrant and floral undertones. The palate is rich and full, with minerality and passionfruit flavours.

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Pinot Noir 2019 — Rapaura Springs

Pinot Noir 2019

Marlborough, New Zealand

100% Pinot Noir

Tasting note

Aromas of ripe cherry and dark plum fruits are complemented bya hint of spicy oak. Juicy fruit flavours are finely balanced with savoury truffle characters and a silky elegant finish

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"Reserve" Pinot Noir 2018

Marlborough, New Zealand

100% Pinot Noir

Tasting note

Dark cherry and blackcurrant fruits are complimented with complexing mushroom and black olive tapenade flavours. The palate is rich with combined dark and red berry fruits, blueberries and cassis. Finely poised and silky tannins.

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Rohe Southern Valleys Pinot Noir 2018 — Rapaura Springs

Rohe Southern Valleys Pinot Noir 2018

Marlborough, New Zealand

Pinot Noir

Tasting note

Dark cherry, violet and cinnamon spice aromas complement red fruit, chocolate and subtle spice flavours on the palate. The fruit flavours are framed with supple tannins and a core of juicy acidity. This wine is immediately enjoyable but will continue to drink well for the next eight years

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Limestone Terrace Pinot Noir 2018 — Rapaura Springs

Limestone Terrace Pinot Noir 2018

Awatere, Marlborough, New Zealand

100% Pinot Noir

Tasting note

Vibrant fresh blueberry and red current fruits are complimented by a lovely floral high toned herbal element that’s associated with the whole bunch character. The palate is complex with ripe red berry and plum fruits. Fresh rosemary and thyme herbs compliment the bright fruits and offer a lovely savoury element.

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Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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Mundus Vini Gold for Rapaura Springs

Mundus Vini Gold for Rapaura Springs

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Another Gold for Rapaura Springs!

Another Gold for Rapaura Springs!

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Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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MMD Holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

MMD Holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting 2017

Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting 2017

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