River-T Wines vineyard was planted in 2007, as a small boutique vineyard with a mix of grape varieties, on the banks of the Waitaki River near the Kurow township (40 minutes inland from Oamaru).
We hand-harvest our grapes from April until mid-May, making it one of the last vineyards to harvest in New Zealand.
Our Cellar Door was built in 2018 and is situated at the front of the vineyard. It provides stunning views of not only the vineyard and Station Peak hills but also the St Mary mountain range. Not only do we have a fantastic selection of our own River-T Wines but we also stock the worlds largest selection of Waitaki Valley wines!
River-T Wines' philosophy is to remain a small, boutique vineyard and focus totally on quality from the paddock to the glass.
We thank you for visiting our site and we trust you will enjoy the Waitaki's finest wines.
Paul & Alisa Nicholls
Sustainable Wine Growing
At River-T Wines, we are committed to growing wine in a sustainable way and using best practice in the management of our vineyard and production of our wines. We are fully certified under the New Zealand Winegrowers certification program.
If you would like further information on sustainable wine growing in New Zealand, please click here.