Waimea Estates founders, Trevor and Robyn Bolitho planted their first vines in 1993 on the stony alluvial Waimea Plains in our beautiful Nelson region.
In 1997 the first of our Waimea wines was crafted and our very first wine, our 1997 Waimea Sauvignon Blanc received the runner-up trophy at the Winestate Australasian Wine Awards.
Fast forward 22 years, 24 trophies and 133 gold medals and Waimea Estates is still very much family owned and operated.
Trevor and Robyns son Ben joined the company full time in 2001 after completing his engineering apprenticeship and building many of the winery tanks and equipment. He then undertook his viticulture qualification and developed a great passion for viticulture. Today he is Chief Viticulturist and in 2010 he became our General Manager.
We are fortunate to have a small and hugely talented winemaking, viticulture, office and sales team who are passionate about bringing the very best of the Nelson region in New Zealand to your table.
We all hope you enjoy drinking our wines every bit as much as we have enjoyed crafting them!