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Sherwood Estate, Waipara

The Sherwood Estate Winery was the first winery in Waipara to be fully accredited under the Sustainable Winegrowers guidelines.

First planted to vine in 1978 by Jill & Dayne Sherwood, the estate is located in the picturesque Waipara Valley and even after 30 years, you can still find Jill & Dayne every day in the winery.

True pioneers, Sherwood were the first to plant Pinot Noir in the region and were also the first winery in the region to  to be fully accredited under the Sustainable Winegrowers guidelines.

What started as a hobby soon turned in to a desire to know more. The year was 1988
and the New Zealand wine industry was in its infancy. Viticulture and winemaking wasn't a study option in New Zealand and would-be winemakers, including their Chief Winemaker, Petter Evans, had to go overseas to study. That year, Lincoln University established the first cool climate wine production programme in the English-speaking world. Not content with one degree, Dayne, along with 8 others enrolled.

Now celebrating 30 years of winegrowing - a stamp of proof that they have firmly established themselves as a producer of outstanding varietally-focussed quality wines at great value, they have also shown that their love for wine is as strong as ever.


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