Lime Rock Vineyard has sold to family interests

We have sold the vineyard but still have the wine business, Lime Rock Wines. The Cellar Door has closed but locally ordered wine pickups can be collected from 22 Abbotsford Road, Waipawa. We still have good stocks of wines to sell over the next year or two, so go to the wines page to order.

It has been 20 years since the vineyard was established and we are now in our 70's, so time to ease up a bit. 7000 hours on the tractor ( which is still going strong). We will be concentrating on selling our wine, without the strain of running the vineyard, watching the weather, trimming, mowing, leaf plucking and harvesting. It has been a great office to work in, spectacular views, good local workers and a great community. Lots of international workers and visitors over the years. We have pursued our ecological philosophy in managing the vineyard with minimal disturbance to the soil and soil ecosystem since the inception 20 years ago. It is encouraging to see the term ecosystem now being used in the wine industry.

Liquor King Onekawa stock a range of our wines

Liquor King stock our wines and supply a number of restaurants with our wines. Check the wine list at local Hawke's Bay restaurants and select local.

Picking Pinot Gris 2021

Picking Pinot Gris 2021

LIME ROCK is a stunning vineyard situated on limestone hills in sunny Central Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand specializing in Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot and Grüner Veltliner. Elegance, balance and length are a feature of our wines.  The limestone contributing to the 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.  

 Call or txt 021779830 to speak to Rosie or Rodger.

What makes Lime Rock different

  • North facing limestone slopes
  • Ecologically based management
  • Meticulously hand picked
  • Single vineyard-many aspects
    Family owned

A sense of place

Wines that express a sense of place-limestone hills, soils, ecology, biodiversity and hand-picking.

Sauvignon Blanc for Coquina

Vintage 2020

Sauvignon Blanc for Coquina  - Vintage 2020
Picking Pinot on White Knuckle Hill

Vintage 2020

Picking Pinot on White Knuckle Hill - Vintage 2020
3 million year old oyster

3 million year old oyster
J block

J block
White Knuckle Hill

White Knuckle Hill
Secret Garden

Secret Garden
End of Vintage 2020 April

End of Vintage 2020 April
 

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