Waipara Wines

About Silver Wing Wines

Silver Wing are dedicated to making natural wine with texture from an organic Waipara Vineyard. Hand picked grapes, wild ferments, plenty of skin contact and no additions, Silver Wing make hand crafted preservative free wines.

It's all about the fruit

Our vineyard has been organic since day 1
Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Semillon
We also have 2 Chardonnay growers on board and buy in a few other varieties to experiment with.

Ceramic tanks

All our wines are fermented and/or matured in ceramic eggs or french barrels, stainless tanks used only for settling/bottling purposes.

Ceramic egg tanks have the benefits of movement flow, micro oxygenation, their porous walls also providing home for yeast colonies. And then there's the molecular alignment....

All this adds up to soulful, textural influences in the wine, quite distinct from barrel and a more interesting profile when compared to the same wine matured in stainless.

Winemaker - Andrew Fox

Studied wine making at EIT, worked in wineries in Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, and North Canterbury with production experience in Europe, Burgundy, Loire Valley and Navarra Spain.
After several vintages working, making wine for other companies, in 2010 Andrew began making his own wine in the corner of a bigger winery. This has grown over the years and now Silver Wing have moved into their own winery right next to the organic vineyard.
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