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  • Buy Martinborough Wine Online: Nga Waka Wines NZ
    hills were formed by the three canoes of the famed Polynesian explorer Kupe which were carried inland by a huge earthquake and came to rest in the valley behind Martinborough Nga Waka Classic Martinborough varietals for the table and cellar Single Vineyard Individual site expression from older vines terroir wines Three Paddles Value Martinborough varietals in a fruit forward style Recent Blog items 2015 Vintage Report small but perfectly formed

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  • Nga Waka vineyards NZ History | Nga Waka Wines
    began to appear in the early 1980 s Their distinctiveness and quality convinced Gordon and Roger that New Zealand could produce wines that would in time stand comparison with their European counterparts The idea that became Nga Waka was inspired by two important precepts The first was the thought that all great wines started from uncertain beginnings The second was the conviction that an opportunity existed to play a part in shaping a strong quality wine culture in New Zealand Our wines labels buildings landscaping and the people we work with contribute to the development of a distinctive New Zealand identity The startling potential of the first Martinborough wines and the fact that the region s suitability for viticulture had been properly researched and assessed were compelling Roger scoured Martinborough and the four hectare home block purchased as bare land in 1986 The vineyard was established in 1988 Following four years of overseas study and work experience Roger returned to New Zealand in 1992 The first Nga Waka vintage was in 1993 The winery was completed the following year Mike Roger and Clive enjoying a beer Great wine expresses its particular site it reflects a sense of place The name Nga Waka was chosen to reflect our sense of place The name is taken from Nga Waka A Kupe The Canoes of Kupe Three hills which lie like upturned canoes form a backdrop for the town of Martinborough Legend has it that the hills were formed by the three canoes of the Polynesian explorer Kupe carried inland by a huge earthquake and coming to rest in the valley behind Martinborough Nga Waka remains a family business Winemaker and CEO Roger Parkinson is a Roseworthy College graduate and prizewinner with experience in winemaking and viticulture in New Zealand Australia and France

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  • Nga Waka Wine Philosophy | Nga Waka Wines
    wines and Riesling which requires a small amount of residual sugar to balance the low pH our wines are bone dry and derive richness and concentration from low crops and optimal sunlight interception by the leaves and grapes We don t just talk about cellaring wine Nga Waka wines are released with at least six months bottle age and up to two years for Riesling considerably later than industry norms Significant volumes of each wine are also put aside for an even later aged release to ensure that customers can buy wine that has been properly matured and is likely to provide the best match for food In addition to time in the bottle fine wine needs well established vines Our experience is that as vines mature they produce wines that shift in style from a dominance of primary varietal characters towards more expression of structural and mineral characters and greater depth With vine maturity the character of the individual vineyard is more strongly expressed Whenever we see this shift occurring we shall produce those wines under a single vineyard designation Home Block Chardonnay is our first single vineyard wine and others will follow as our vineyards mature Recognition We do not believe that the enjoyment of fine wine with food can be predicted or assessed by tasting a line up of wines side by side and giving them a numbered score We are more interested in the endorsement we receive for our long term performance from wine writers who have assessed our wines in youth and maturity over many years In his reference work A Wine Atlas of New Zealand Michael Cooper summarises Nga Waka wines as typically immaculate with a voluminous fragrance and fresh deep lingering flavours These are consistently classy wines We also view our presence on

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  • Roger Parkinson, Carol Parkinson, Mike Kershaw | Nga Waka Wines
    not in a good way guitar Married to Carol Greatest achievement getting Carol to marry him CAROL PARKINSON Carol is a shareholder director and Nga Waka company accountant Married to Roger Somehow also finds time to be practice manager for a local accountancy firm and run a household of two aforementioned teenagers one idle husband and a substantial menagerie chickens ducks cat etc Similar but more successful addiction to golf than Roger and a budding squash player Theme women can do anything because they have to do everything MIKE KERSHAW Mike is Vineyard Manager and Roger s right hand man since 1996 Hailing from one of Martinborough s prominent settler families Mike moved from a farming and stock station background into viticulture in the early 1990 s With over 20 years vineyard work under his belt Mike is Martinborough s most experienced vineyard manager and a fount of local knowledge Outside of work Mike uses his one good eye to devastating effect as a crack small bore shooter his honours include representing Wairarapa at the provincial level His expertise with a rifle also makes him very useful at bird scaring in the lead up to harvest Recent Blog items 2015

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  • Sustainable Windegrowing NZ | Nga Waka Wines
    the integrity and standing of the programme Nga Waka supports the goals of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand to provide a best practice model of environmental practice for winegrowers to guarantee quality assurance from the vineyard to the winery to address consumer concerns pertaining to the environment and winegrape production Recent Blog items 2015 Vintage Report small but perfectly formed Glengarry Summer of Riesling tasting February 2015 2012 Riesling Tasting Alsace

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  • Buy NZ Wines online | Nga Waka Wines
    Interesting Links Recent Blog items 2015 Vintage Report small but perfectly formed Glengarry Summer of Riesling tasting February 2015 2012 Riesling Tasting Alsace and Mosel 2013 Lease Block Pinot Noir 2014 Vintage Report Perfect by the skin of our teeth RECENT NGA WAKA TWEETS Twitter feed loading Follow us Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter E NEWSLETTER SIGNUP SEND Thanks You ve been added to our list Nga Waka 41

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  • Nga Waka Martinborough Vineyards NZ | Nga Waka Wines
    arrival conferred two significant advantages the pick of some of the best sites and realistic land prices We believe there are two key elements to success the site and the commitment knowledge and experience of the people working on it Our most important decision which underpins everything we do derives from this view We produce only Martinborough wine from vineyards that we own or control In this way we ensure that every decision having a bearing on the final wine is taken consistent with our objective of producing great Martinborough wine In the vineyard we pride ourselves on doing the little things well Our vineyard management revolves around optimising sunlight on the leaves and bunches and low cropping levels to achieve concentrated ripe flavours Specific practices include training vines to the Vertical Shoot Positioning and Scott Henry systems bud and shoot thinning correct shoot placement leaf plucking and crop removal where necessary We currently produce Chardonnay Pinot Noir Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc from 17 hectares of vineyard PIRINOA BLOCK Planted in 2000 1 2 Total planted area 7 3 hectares Chardonnay 1 2 hectares Clones 95 2 23 15 on 101 14 rootstock Pinot Noir 4 9 hectares Clones Abel 5 10 5 115 667 on Schwarzman 101 14 rootstock Sauvignon Blanc 1 2 hectares Mass Selection clone on 101 14 rootstock HOME BLOCK Planted 1988 Total planted area 3 53 hectares Chardonnay 1 29 hectares Mendoza clone on own roots Riesling 1 14 hectares GM 239 clone on own roots Pinot Noir planted 2014 1 1 hectares Clone 5 115 on 3309 rootstock OLD CEMETERY BLOCK Planted in 2000 Total planted area 3 hectares Pinot Noir 3 hectares Clones 10 5 114 115 667 Abel 5 Rootstocks 101 14 5c LEASE BLOCK Planted in 1999 Total planted area 0

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  • Nga Waka Winery, Martinborough, NZ | Nga Waka Wines
    Herriot Herriot Melhuish Architecture Ltd sounds misleadingly simple An elegant shed a functional yet stylish modern winery making maximum use of natural light while retaining adequate insulation values for wine storage and maturation And of course it had to be done on a shoestring budget One measure of how successfully the brief was realised came with the receipt in 2003 of a New Zealand Award for Architecture from the New Zealand Institute of Architects for the complete complex To quote from the judges comments This is a shed with a view The perfectly framed vista of distant vines across the tops of a carefully placed row of lavender provides a nice place to work in said the happy client This plus a great looking vineyard shed flooded with natural light passing through the fibreglass walls certainly does make for a fantastic work space The two larger shed forms are used for processing An open central servicing area between connects the two buildings Pebble gardens and selective planting successfully formalise the elegant sheds completing the careful attention to site and environment Recent Blog items 2015 Vintage Report small but perfectly formed Glengarry Summer of Riesling tasting February 2015 2012 Riesling Tasting

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