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Okurukuru Winery enjoys spectacular coastal views, from the vines rolling down to the rugged Taranaki coastline and across the stunning Tasman Sea.

The vineyard was planted in 2001, its total area is approximately seven acres with Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Pinotage, and Sauvignon Blanc.

The vines have struggled against the harsh coastal winds, but with the addition of inter-row shelter, we produced our first harvest in 2006 with a fresh, intensely fruit driven Rosé. The 2010 vintage Pinotage is currently available. In 2011 we harvested 8 tonnes of grapes half of which has been made into Rose and half Red.  The Rose is available now and the red is currently in barrel.

For the first few harvests, the grapes were picked then sent down to daughter Kate Acland owner of Sugar Loaf Wines in Marlborough for her to process, however, 2012 saw the introduction of equipment to press the grapes, so just the juice was sent to Marlborough, with the eventual hope that full production can take place on-site in the near future.

People visiting the vineyard during the autumn/winter time often ask if we’ll ever produce from our grapes, not realising that every year the vines are pruned right back so they can put all their effort into strengthening ready for next year!