LIME ROCK is a stunning vineyard situated on limestone hills in sunny Central Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, 40km SW of Hastings and 6km west of Waipawa (turn onto Tikokino Road opposite BP).

We specialise in Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot and Grüner Veltliner. Elegance, balance and length are a feature of our wines.  We believe the limestone contributes sought-after mineral characters.

Our ecological philosophy (vit-ecology), combined with over 30 years of wine industry experience, provides a solid basis for producing wines that express the flavour of our land.   

Browse, discover, get to know us and our wines. Phone 06 8578235 or 06 8578247 or wine@limerock.co.nz

Rosie Butler (Winemaker) and Rodger Tynan (Vit-ecologist).





2013 The French Team-Max, Celine, Romain, Gayle



Hawke's Bay Wine Celebration (Auckland/Wellington)

Visit the Lime Rock table at Auckland (26th) and Wellington (27th September) to try a range of new wines from Central Hawkes Bay. Tickets at;


Spring Fling CHB

Lots of events on over the next two months in CHB as part of The Spring Fling programme. Lime Rock is opening the Cellar Door for the summer (Saturday 30th Septmber) with a Wine Shine Years event that showcases some old vintages and clearing out some cleanskin stock. http://www.thespringfling.nz 

New releases

GrÜner Veltliner 2017 and a limited barrel fermented version have been released., offering the option to compare the effect of oak on GV. Pinot Rosé 2017 also released and was very popular at The Festival last weekend. 2016 Sauvignon Blanc also released alhough most of this has been snapped up by our international distibutors. We also have our 2016 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc that is delicious and very popular. Just have a hand written label at the moment but working on a commercial label. 2017 Pinot Noir in barrell is looking very good, but has a long way to go before bottling in March 2018. Pinot Gris continues to shine with 2014 proving a big hit with many restaurants and the 2015 to be released soon.


Peter Lorimer (NZ Wine Portfolio) our export Manager has elected to move on and we wish him all the best in his future enterprise. We now deal direct with our international distributors. Majestic and OW Loeb in the UK and Vintage 59 in California. We have sent our first shipment to Japan last week and are currently negotiating shipments to China. Singapore (Underground Wines) continues to expand and our Merlot is leading the charge there.


Cellar Door 

Cellar Door opens on 30th September on weekends 11.00am to 4.oopm until March 2018. Call 06 857 8235 for tastings at other times.

 601 Tikokino Road, Waipawa. Turn off opposite BP station and go 6km along Tikokino Road, just over the hill. Click to see map

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