Ara wines is now owned by Giesen. In their own words: "As if New Zealand wasn’t already on the edge of the earth, wait until you’ve made the journey to Wairau Valley, Marlborough. At 41.51S 174.01E, we’re literally on the edge of the world. Wedged between rugged mountains on both sides and with two icy rivers cutting a track through, it’s an extreme place. This valley is the definition of raw, untamed, cool climate. In fact, our winemaking and viticulture teams wouldn’t have it any other way. They live to embrace challenge – creating intensely flavoured wines that amplify Marlborough’s remarkable natural story. These strikingly different, complex wines illustrate our ‘Ara’ or path on the edge of the world." Ara Wines
What The Critics Say
95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
"Beautifully styled and captivating, the bouquet shows ripe cherry, plum, warm spice, toasted almond and smoked game characters with a hint of dark mushroom notes. The palate is concentrated and impressively weighted, while remaining elegant and poised with fine texture and rounded mouthfeel. Very complex and engaging with plenty of delectable flavours. At its best: now to 2021. $50.00. www.arawines.co.nz. Nov 2017." Drink 2017 - 2021
95/100 and "Gold Ribbon" Bob Campbell MW (2012 vintage)
"This flagship wine is made from a selection of grapes harvested from a few of the fines rows of vines on ARA’s property. It’s a dense, supple Pinot Noir with raspberry, cherry, plum and subtle fresh herb flavours plus a seasoning of spicy oak. Accessible now but with a structure that suggests good cellaring potential."
5 Stars Cuisine- Top 10 (2013 vintage)
"From the very warm 2013 vintage, this wine is both delicate and insistent. It is charmingly fragrant, with floral and red cherry notes emerging. It becomes more vociferous in the mouth, saturating the palate with juicy sweet fruit and fine, fresh acidity. “Wonderful wine,” noted Ben Glover."
We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.
If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they 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 0800 422 767.