LIME ROCK is a stunning vineyard situated on limestone hills in sunny Central Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand specialising 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.  

What makes Lime Rock different

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

"Who said they couldn't make pinot noir in Hawke's Bay? This one is in the hills, a few minutes from Waipawa. An abundant and youthful wine, it's one of two made by Rosie Butler and it's full of surprises and flavour. Worth making acquaintance with both."

Wines of Australia 2010 Wine Awards

Budburst J Block 19th Oct 2018

Budburst J Block 19th Oct 2018
J Block 6th Nov 2018

J Block 6th Nov 2018
Storms over G Block

Storms over G Block
Rains on the plains

Rains on the plains

Cellar Door hours

Cellar Door opening hours 11.00-4.00pm Saturday and Sundays. Open this weekend 2-3rd March 2019.  Come and try our new DV Pinot Noir Kota, DV for double vintage 2013/14-two great years in oneRead more

F.A.W.C. Day Out 3rd November

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Our Kota label

Our second label is Kota (meaning shell in the local Maori language) and shows an illustration or picture of one of the large oyster shells from our 3 million year old seabed. Some of the shellsRead more

Vine growth underway for the 2019 vintage

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5 Stars in Cuisine Magazine

5 stars in Cuisine Magazine May 2018 Pinot Noir tasting for our 2016 Pinot Noir. rated number 8 in the 10 Pinots to be awarded 5 stars out of 163 Pinots tasted. Lime Rock was the only North IslandRead more

Grape picking

The weather gods have treated us well this year with fine weather for the first week in April. Picking of Pinot Noir is complete and looks amazing and currently under ferment, also Pinot Rose. StillRead more

New wine releases

 Pinot Rosé 2018 to be released shortly with strawberry flavours and great length on the palate.Grüner Veltliner 2018 to be labelled shortly. 2016 Pinot Noir has been released and was very popularRead more

International sales

Our international distributors, Majestic and OW Loeb in the UK and Vintage 59 in California continue to spread the word about Lime Rock. We have sent our first shipment to Japan and are currentlyRead more
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Saturday and Sunday 
11am - 4pm
30th September to the end of February


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