Awatere River Wine Company

The Vavsours hold a unique wine making pedigree in NZ, with their family first settling in NZ in 1887, pioneering commercial grape-growing and winemaking. Louis's parents, Peter and Anna Vavasour planted the first vines in the Awatere Valley in 1986 and established the regions first winery, Vavasour wines. Continuing this family journey, Louis Vavasour established his Awatere River Winery nestled amongst the vines in the Lower Dashwood, Awatere Valley, beneath Mt. Tapuaenuku, Marlborough and is the culmination of 15 years immersion wine making, drawing on over a century of Vavasour family tradition.