Awatere River

Wineries Marlborough Cellar Door

150 Ugbrooke Rd, Lower Dashwood, SI 7274
(03) 544 6385


Awatere River: Wine and Gardens in Marlborough, New Zealand Located in the stunning Awatere Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand, Awatere River offers a unique wine experience for visitors.

Established by the Vavasour family over a century ago, the winery is known for producing fine wines with minerality and flintiness.

Crafted by Louis Vavasour, the selection of wines at Awatere River are crafted with expertise and care. The valley's alluvial deposits create ideal growing environments and soil types, producing amazing grapes that result in remarkable wines.

Exploring the Tupari Vineyard

The vineyard has several river terraces that offer different growing environments and soil types, enabling the vineyard to produce a variety of wines. Tupari Vineyard, on magnificent cliffs with unparalleled views overlooking the valley, is a recognised garden. The breathtaking view adds to the taste of the wine, making visitors cherish every sip.

Wine Tasting and Lunch

Located in Seddon, the Tupari Wines tasting room is a great place to stop for wine tasting and lunch. The area offers a great chance to explore Marlborough's attractions, especially for wine lovers.

Touring the Valley

The Awatere Valley is considered one of the top destinations for visitors to Marlborough. The Valley is renowned for its wine and gardens, making it a perfect place to explore. Visitors can take a tour of the valley, which includes visits to the Tupari and Barewood vineyards, and Paripuma Gardens. The tour operators provide morning tea and lunch during the spring and summer months.

Awatere River Bridge

In addition to the wine and gardens, the Awatere Valley is also home to the Awatere River Bridge, a popular attraction.

When to Visit Awatere River:

The best time to visit Awatere River is during the spring and summer months when the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. Visitors can take advantage of the clear, warm weather by exploring the vineyards and enjoying the stunning views.

How to Get to Awatere River:

Awatere River is located in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand. Visitors can reach the valley by car or by booking a tour as public transportation is infrequent.

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Open Days / times: Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Wine Region: Marlborough

Facilities: Cellar Door

Wine Variety: Cabernet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier, Sparkling

Brands: Awatere River, Anna's Way, Savee Sea, LV

Cases Produced: 5,000-49,999 cases


150 Ugbrooke Rd, Lower Dashwood, SI 7274

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