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Paritua Vineyard & Winery

New Zealand

Stunning, award-winning wines that stem from a commitment to quality, diversity and distinctiveness

Located in the heart of Hawkes Bay in the ‘Bridge Pa Triangle’ District, Paritua Winery produces Bordeaux, Rhône and Burgundian-style wines from their premium vineyard property. The name ‘Paritua’ is a tribute to the Paritua Stream, which meanders through the vineyard. Paritua means ‘the meandering stream above the ancient river’ (the vineyard is planted over the historical riverbed of the nearby Ngaruroro River which flowed through before the 1860s earthquake). It is a name that also acknowledges the connection with the land and the people of New Zealand.

Winemaker Jason Stent is a Hawkes Bay native whose love of wine was sparked when he spent time as a professional cyclist, racing through the vineyards of Bordeaux. Jason returned to New Zealand to study winemaking and worked at Sacred Hill Wines before moving to Paritua.

We hope our International quarterly Wine Club members enjoy this fabulous New Zealand Red Blend!

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New Zealand: Fun Facts!

Picture of New Zealand: Fun Facts!

• The Māori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, which means ‘the land of the long white cloud.’ Māori are the tangara whenua, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Their history, language and traditions are central to the country’s identity.

• Kiwis are flightless birds native to New Zealand. Approximately the size of a chicken, Kiwis are by far the smallest living ratites (which also consist of ostriches, emus, rheas, and cassowaries). Kiwi is also a slang term for New Zealanders.

• In 1990, only 11 wineries existed in New Zealand. Today, that number has grown to over 500 (most of which are located in Marlborough).