River-T Estate was planted in 2007, as a small boutique vineyard with a mix of grape varieties, on the banks of the Waitaki River near the Kurow township (40 minutes inland from Oamaru).
We hand-harvest our grapes from the end of April until mid-May, making it one of the last vineyards to harvest in New Zealand.
In 2018 we finished building our cellar door. Situated at the front of the vineyard, it provides stunning views of not only the vineyard and Station Peak hills but also the St Mary mountain range. We offer not only our River-T Wines but also have on the shelf and available 90% of other Waitaki Valley wines.
River-T Estates' philosophy is to remain a small, boutique vineyard and focus totally on quality from the paddock to the glass.