On the South Island of New Zealand between the banks of the Waihopai River and one of the tallest peaks, The Ned, lies Waihopai River Vineyard in Marlborough. The wines that are made here receive their name directly from the location from which they are made and are part of New Zealand’s fastest growing wine brands. With three distinct ancient riverbed terraces that flow through the vineyard it proves to yield prosperous fruit variation and complexity, producing award winning wines year after year.
The Ned Pinot Rose 2016 currently holds the award for Best Rose at the Sydney International Wine Competition 2017, and a Gold Medal & Top 50 from New World Wine Awards 2016. While The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was awarded 91 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine (Mar. ’17 Issue), and 85 points from Mundus Vini. The Ned is an iconic symbol of Marlborough, and the brand inspired by it is in the process of creating wines that have their own iconic status.