Phil and Chris Rose started Wairau River Family Estate in 1978. Since then, the winery has been producing wines of intensity and elegance, using hand tended techniques and low yields to ensure the highest quality. Seven hundred acres, spread across 9 vineyards, are the sources of Wairau River Family Estate’s continuing, and high quality, production. The family-centric approach brings in countless Roses for the winery’s ongoing management. Malborough’s climate and terroir give Wairau the best possible grapes for its flagship wines.