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Nga Waka Vineyard was established at Martinborough in 1988 to produce small volumes of top quality wines.† The vineyard's name is taken from Nga Waka A Kupe (The Canoes of Kupe).† The three hills, which lie side by side like upturned canoes, form the backdrop for the town of Martinborough and its surrounds. Legend has it that the 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 Vineyard is a family business.† Managing Director Roger Parkinson is a Roseworthy College graduate and prizewinner with experience of wine-making and viticulture in New Zealand, Australia and France.† He is responsible for all aspects of production. Nga Waka Wines have an established reputation for quality and consistency.† Each variety produced has won a Silver or Gold medal award at national shows.†Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc are produced.† Wine is made from grapes grown at the 4 hectare estate vineyard situated in the heart of the Martinborough winegrowing terrace with a further 4 hectares on nearby properties.

Careful attention to vineyard management techniques (all vines are trained to the Scott-Henry system) to ensure optimum fruit exposure and correct vine/crop balance are key components in a vineyard-driven approach to the crafting of fine wines.† Annual production is limited to 4-5,000 cases.


Wines = White  = Red  = Rosť  = Sparkling  = Dessert     (ALL PRICES INC. VAT)

Wine TypeNga Waka Chardonnay 2003
Light-medium yellow/green, with a youthful, biscuity bouquet, it is fresh and intense, with strong citrusy flavours, a touch of butterscotch and firm acid spine. Mouthfilling and minerally, with good acidity, it should mature well.

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Nga Wka Chardonnay 75 cl   £ 12.99
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Whole case discount - buy a case of 12 to save £ 6.00 ( applies to whole cases only ).

Wine TypeNga Waka Home Block Chardonnay 2002
Light lemon/green, with a fragrant, biscuity bouquet, this is an authoritative, multi-faceted wine, notably weighty and concentrated, with tightly structured grapefruit and toast flavours, a fresh, minerally character and great personality.

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Home Block Chardonnay 75 cl   £ 18.99
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Whole case discount - buy a case of 6 to save £ 3.00 ( applies to whole cases only ).

Wine TypeNga Waka Pinot Noir 2003
A typically graceful Martinborough red, very scented and supple. Charmingly fragrant, it is a forward wine with gentle tannins, sweet fruit and a lot more depth of cherryish, plummy, silky-smooth flavour than its light colour suggests.

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Nga Waka Pinot Noir 75 cl   £ 19.99
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Whole case discount - buy a case of 12 to save £ 6.00 ( applies to whole cases only ).

Wine TypeNga Waka Riesling 2002
A consistently powerful wine, with mouthfilling body and deep, bone-dry flavour. Light lemon/green, it possesses strong citrus and tropical-fruit flavours, slightly minerally and toasty, but not austere, with loads of personality.

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Riesling 75 cl   £ 11.49
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Whole case discount - buy a case of 12 to save £ 6.00 ( applies to whole cases only ).

Wine TypeNga Waka Sauvignon Blanc 2003
Substantial in body, with ripe, bone-dry flavours, this is a cool climate style of Sauvignon Blanc, highly aromatic and zingy, with the ability to mature gracefully for several years. Bright, light lemon/green, it is full-bodied and fresh, with ripe flavours of pineapple, passionfruit and guava, a hint of honey, lively acidity and a dry but not austere, long finish.

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Sauvignon Blanc 75 cl   £ 12.99
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Whole case discount - buy a case of 12 to save £ 6.00 ( applies to whole cases only ).