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Ara’s Award Winning Wines Strike Pure Gold  

Ara Wines is delighted to announce, Double Gold 96 points for the Ara Single Estate Chardonnay 2016 from Melbourne International Wine Competition. 


“Intensely flavoured wine that really amplifies the remarkable Wairau Valley story. It’s a complex, creamy Chardonnay with distinctive tropical characters coming from the Rapaura block and a bright, citrus acidity from the Woodbourne vineyards.”


Ara Wines was pleased to announce a Gold Medal to Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015 at this year’s prestigious Mundus Vini International Wine Competition and Sydney International Wine Show.


“The Sydney International Wine Show is dedicated to matching great wines with food, and that is exactly what we strive to achieve when crafting the Ara Select Blocks wines – a beautiful pairing with quality cuisine” says Jeff Clarke Chief Winemaker.


Ara Pathway Sauvignon Blanc 2014

GOLD Medal New World Wine Awards

GOLD Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition

89 points Wine Spectator Magazine

A classic expression of Marlborough with lively citrus and tropical fruit aromas; delivered with a clean finish.


Ara Single Vineyard Pinot Gris 2015


Lovely expression with minerals and freshly picked apples and pears. Lemon peel and ginger spice with a balanced, off-dry finish. 


Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015

GOLD Medal Mundus Vini & Best in Show NZ Wine

BLUE GOLD Medal Sydney International Wine Show

5 Stars Cuisine Magazine

This outstanding Sauvignon Blanc delivers lush grapefruit and gooseberry flavours, beautifully offset by a refined dry finish


Ara Single Estate Rosé 2015

BLUE GOLD Medal Sydney International Wine Show

This delicate yet opulent Pinot Noir Rosé delivers lush strawberry, cream and ripe raspberry flavours that linger on the palate and are beautifully offset by a long finish


Ara Single Estate Pinot Noir 2013

GOLD Medal China Wine Awards

GOLD Wine 100

Raspberry and rich boysenberry fruit flavours emerge from a soft and elegant wine, rounded out withcedar and toasted oak. This wine will go wonderfully well with single source venison and will mature gracefully for many years


Ara Select Blocks Sauvignon Blanc 2013

GOLD Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition

GOLD Medal China Wine and Spirits Awards

5 Stars Cuisine Magazine

Gold Ribbon Bob Campbell MW

Weighty, mouthfilling and vibrant, with excellent drive and depth of ripe melon/lime flavours, a hint of passionfruit, good acid spine and a finely textured, long finish. 


Ara Select Blocks Pinot Noir 2012

GOLD Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition

DOUBLE GOLD China Wine Awards

BLUE GOLD TOP 100 Sydney International Wine Competition

GOLD NZ International Wine Competition

GOLD Marlborough Wine Show


An exceptional vintage, the Ara Select Blocks Pinot Noir 2012 exhibits succulent dark boysenberry and cherry aromas, lightly seasoned with toasted oak and framed by long fine grained tannins.


Ara Resolute Sauvignon Blanc 2014

4.5 Stars Bob Campbell MW

4 Stars Cuisine Magazine

 An intense wine with a weighted texture delivered by wild fermentation with an extra layer of aromatic complexity.


Ara Resolute Pinot Noir 2012

Gold Marlborough Wine Show

Gold Ribbon Bob Campbell MW

Deep and youthful in colour, it is graceful and finely poised, with strong cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, silky-textured and long. Well worth cellaring, it should be at its best 2016+.