Wi Pere Vineyards

Wi Pere Trust Vineyard is a contract grower of quality wine grapes for Indevin Partners and Villa Maria Estates. It has around 35 years’s grapes growing history, and is a large scale professional grower in Gisborne region.

Varieties and Areas

The Vineyards consists of two sites: one locates at the corner of Tiniroto and Pipiwhakau Road, Patutahi, and the main one on Lavenham Road, Waipoa. It currently has 70 Ha of net plantings, with 53 Ha of Chardonnays (clone 15, clone 6), 17 Ha of Pinot gris.

Terroir

The vineyard at Lavenham Road, Waipoa, situates at 15 kms north Gisborne. The site is about 1 degree Celsius cooler than most sites in the flat. Air flow is desirable due to the valley effect. The soil is well drained alluvial loam with suitable pH and good nutrient levels. The soil warms up quickly in spring time for early bud burst. The wines from this site have optimal expressions of fruit flavor and strong aroma.

The vineyard at Tiniroto Road, Patutahi, situates at about 12 kms west Gisborne. This site has continental character with cool nights. It has less rain fall in normal years. The slightly north face slope enables the vines to receive sufficient sunlight for flavors synthesis. The soil is Kaiti clay loams with well drained subsoil, which is enhanced by installed tile drains. The wines from this site have depth of fruit flavor and palate weight.

Vineyard Management

While the routine vineyard management practices are about the same as others. The main differences in Wi Pere Trust Vineyard are strong emphasis on vine canopy architecture, vine balance and long term sustainability, backed up by our research and development programs. Among the practices are innovative trellising, yield management, leaf removal to optimal levels, pest and disease monitoring and minimal spray applications, vine and soil tests and fertilizing programs. Best timing for all operations is also critical for our business success.

 

Contact Details

Wayne Hall - Manager

886 Wharerata Road
RD2

Gisborne, New Zealand

Phone:  06 862 8112
Mobile:  027 648 7750
Email: wiperewayne@gmail.com