Vineyard Overview & Contact Details
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Specialising in Rosé and Syrah wines, Jasper Ridge Estate is a vineyard located at the eastern end of New Zealand’s Waiheke Island on Cowes Bay Road, near the small coastal settlement of Orapiu, overlooking the Hauraki Gulf. With views of Maunganui, Waiheke’s highest point and the Te Matuku estuary to the west and Omaru Bay, (known by the boaties as ‘little muddy’), Waiheke Channel, Ponui Island, Pakihi Island and Hunua Ranges to the east.
We are a single variety (Syrah) vineyard that is home to around 4000 vines.
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As custodians of the land, the principles of guardianship or Kaitiakitanga based on the Māori world view are an important driving force at the Estate. Our philosophy is to manage the land responsibly through appropriate and timely estate and vineyard management practices, and our wines are produced sustainably on Waiheke Island.
The Estate is self-sustainable, with rain harvested water, on site water disposal and solar power. Just a hectare is under vine, with the rest of the seven hectare estate dedicated to native bush and a range of trees, flora and fauna.
Wine from the estate has been internationally recognised with Gold and Best in Class Awards from the London International Wine and Spirits Competition and Bronze in the New Zealand International Wine Show for the Syrah Reserve 2010.
As a small boutique vineyard we grow Syrah, a variety that continues to increase in popularity. At the time of writing, Syrah is the sixth most planted variety worldwide.
Syrah continues to be the main grape of the Northern Rhône in France and is associated with classic wines such as Hermitage, Cornas and Côte-Rôtie.
Aroma characters in Syrah can range from violets to dark berries, chocolate, espresso and are perhaps best known for the blackberry and unique black pepper flavours.
The Jasper Ridge Syrah produces flavours of darker fruits including plum, blackberry and raspberry, with the signature black peppercorn found on the palate. The style is much lighter and more refined than similar Syrah (Shiraz) found in hotter climates. Additional flavours, complexity and tannins come from French oak ageing in a mix of new and used barriques.
The Jasper Ridge Rosé has much more subtle summer strawberry and raspberry flavours due to picking the fruit earlier and different wine making techniques.
We do not currently have a food offering at Jasper Ridge Estate.
The vineyard is pretty remote, but that’s what is special about this side of the island, especially with the stars at night, sea and valley views and native bird call. We offer luxury guest accommodation or a rustic off-grid experience via AirBnB. There is a choice of two places for couples to stay, the former Cellar Door studio and the rustic Cabin in the Valley.