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Te Awa Collection


Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Established in 1992 by the Lawson Family, and now owned by the Villa Maria group, Te Awa is located in the renowned Gimblett Gravels wine region within Hawkes Bay.The full Maori name given to the site is Te Awa o Te Atua which means 'River of God', a reference to the mysterious subterranean streams over which the vineyards are situated and from which the wines draw their exquisite, yet subtle characteristics. After stopping off for lunch at the reknowned Te Awa restaurant if you walk along the 50 hectare vineyard you will see the vines planted in alluvial soils, typical of the area. From its inception Te Awa, focused on Bordeaux styled wines that were representative of the regions climate and terroir. You can find these wines classified into three distinctive labels - The representative Single Estate wines, the whimsical LeftField experiences and the simply stunning Kidnapper Cliffs range.Today, The Te Awa collection is created by Winemakers, Ant Mackenzie and Richard Painter who look to Viticulturist John van der Linden to provide the outstanding fruit from this ancient riverbed of Te Awa
Winemaker: Ant Mackenzie career began over 20 years ago, with his passion taking him across the globe, previously having worked as Chief Winemaker at Spy Valley, and then instrumental in developing Dry River to the critical acclaim it is now. 
Winemaker: Richard Painter Richard Painter has worked in a number of different wine regions around New Zealand as well as the USA, where his love for full-bodied reds began.
Viticulturalist: John van der Linden has developed a wealth of viticultural experience having grown up on a vineyard, as well as having owned and managed his own vineyards and lectured in Viticulture. Since 1987, John has worked as a Viticulturist in both Hawkes Bay and Marlborough. He is a fervent believer grape growing must leave a delicate footprint on the land and is committed to sustainability. John’s enjoys keeping fit, playing guitar, listening to music, Hi Fi, technology, design and watching sport.
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Left Field Hatchling Deer Merlot 2019

Left Field Hatchling Deer Merlot 2019

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
RRP $22.99
Left Field Flamingo Recluse Pinot Noir 2019

Left Field Flamingo Recluse Pinot Noir 2019

Marlborough, New Zealand
RRP $19.99
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