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RAPAURA SPRINGS ROHE BLIND RIVER SAUVIGNON BLANC 2023

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Excellent Cameron Douglas MS
94 Points
NZIWS Gold
5 Stars Sam Kim
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Michael Cooper
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Rapaura Springs have produced a fantastic five star single vineyard sauvignon from the Awatere

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Original price was: $26.99.Current price is: $19.99.

Rapaura Springs have produced a fantastic five star single vineyard sauvignon from the Awatere

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Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2023


One of the special single vineyard wines, this is from the Blind River area of the Awatere, the "driest, coolest and most windswept sub-region in Marlborough" – the vineyard is beside State Highway #1 just before Seddon heading north.

Rapaura Springs makes more small batches than any large wine company in Marlborough, this allows them to keep each vineyard and sometimes multiple batches from one vineyard separate until blending. This is an incredibly complex way of making wine, but they believe the results validate what they do. 

There is no mistaking this with punchy aromatics and flavours and the quality is clearly evident on the palate. This is an excellent Sauvignon Blanc.


Winery notes (2023 Vintage)
"Intensely aromatic with lemongrass and ripe citrus aromas and concentrated fruit flavour. The palate is weighty with mouth-filling layers of ripe grapefruit, lemongrass, and melon. The mouth-watering acidity helps drive a lengthy finish.

Blind River is the driest, coolest, and most windswept sub-region in Marlborough. Grapes grown here develop unique and intensified flavours as the grapevines are naturally restricted. The soils in this region are typically free draining, with a diverse composition of stone materials."


5 Stars Michael Cooper, October 2023 (2023 Vintage)
"Grown in the Blind River district, south of the Awatere Valley, and fermented in stainless steel tanks, the pale lemon/green 2023 vintage is instantly attractive. Weighty and vibrant, it has tropical fruit and herbaceous flavours, showing impressive delicacy and depth, fresh acidity, and a long, basically dry (4.3 grams/litre of residual sugar), finely poised finish."


5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2023 (2023 Vintage)
"It's fabulously aromatic on the nose with feijoa, green rockmelon, jalapeno and jasmine aromas, leading to a delectably appealing palate delivering terrific fruit richness backed by bright acidity, offering excellent drinking. At its best: now to 2028."


Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, September 2023 (2023 Vintage)
"Pungent and precise aromas of tropical fruits and fresh herbs, stony soils and white fleshed orchard fruits. All these scents turn into flavours on the palate plus sweet grapefruit and a white spice highlight. Well made and refreshing with plenty of acidity and power. Best drinking from 2023 through 2027."


19/20 Joelle Thomson, September 2023 (2023 Vintage)
"Blind River is on the southern coast of Marlborough and is a dry, cool climate within the vast Marlborough region, which comes through in the high acidity and zesty lemongrass aromas in this wine. This is a succulent wine with complex citrusy layers of roasted lemon, ripe grapefruit and a hint of fresh herbs and melon, all combined in a mouth filling, almost full bodied and smooth textural Sauvignon Blanc. A top wine from a great producer, which highlights the cooler side of Marlborough and great winemaking. Great wine to match with panfried fish with salsa verde."


5 Stars & 18.5/20 (93) Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Reviews, September 2023 (2023 Vintage)
"Bright, even, pale yellow with a light green hue. The nose is attractive, with impressive layers of Thai basil, fennel and capsicum underlying elderflower, white cassis, guava and oyster shell aromas. Medium-light bodied, aromas of cassis, guava and elderflower at core, entwined with Thai basil, fennel, capsicum and saline. The mouthfeel is slightly chalky, with minerals clinging to the palate. Vibrant yet soft acidity flows effortlessly to a lengthy, moreish closing. Match with clams XO sauce and calamari over the next 3 years. Fermented in stainless steel with selected yeast strains to 13.5% alc, 4.2 g/l RS."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process based off your address post code. Please ensure you choose the correct post code. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect post code.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $5 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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  • Rapaura Springs operates four vineyards: The Springs Vineyard on their home property, Bull Paddock Vineyard at Dillons Point, Blind River Vineyard South of Awatere, and Riverside Estate Vineyard on the banks of the Opawa River in Lower Wairau.
  • The vineyards grow Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Verdelho, and Chardonnay grapes.
  • Rapaura Springs is owned and operated in Marlborough by two families, the Wiffins and the Neylons. The Neylons were pioneers in the commercial production of green lipped mussels before partnering with the Wiffins in establishing vineyards.
  • Rapaura Springs was very proud to have achieved their goal of making Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines list in 2021. Their Classic Sauvignon Blanc made it to number 41 out of 100, from a pool of over 12,500 entrants!
  • In 2018 Rapaura Springs purchased the Blind River Vineyard to develop Chardonnay and Pinot Noir offerings.
  • Rapaura Springs is committed to sustainability, investing in advanced irrigation infrastructure and water purification systems. Grape marc composting, cover crops and livestock grazing also support sustainability efforts.

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