NEWS & BLOG
INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2020
“Toasty oak and ripe golden apple on the nose with struck match, flint and smokiness. The palate is crisp and broad with good acidity.”
2020 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS
We only entered three wines into the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards, so we only won three medals.
WILLIE TREW – HEAD WINEMAKER
Waipara West is pleased to announce the appointment of Willie Trew as Head Winemaker. After graduating from Lincoln University with a degree in Viticulture & Oenology, Willie worked at Greystone Wine in North Canterbury, interspersed with various overseas work experiences and then for the last 5 years at Man O’War on Waiheke Island.
2020 VINTAGE REPORT
The 2020 vintage will be remembered at Waipara West as the one that nearly did not happen. We picked for a week under a cloud of uncertainty as Covid-19 swept through the country, one thing was clear, compromising wine quality to get the crop picked in a hurry was not an option. Read the full report below.