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Harvest 2022

We have just finished our 10th harvest here at Ruru Wines. All our grapes have been processed and we are looking forward to trying our latest wines in a few months time. We will keep you posted.

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Ruru Pinot Noir 2018 Receives Gold Medal in New World Wine Awards

Ruru Pinot Noir 2018, produced by Immigrant’s Vineyard in Alexandra, Central Otago, has been named in the Top 50 wines at the 2019 New World Wine Awards, winning a Gold Medal. Immigrant’s Vineyard’s Ruru Pinot Noir 2018 is set to be at the top of shopping lists after the wine was announced as a Gold medal winner at the 2019 New World Wine Awards, earning a place in the competition’s prestigious Top 50 wines. The wine was recognised out of more than 1,274 entries submitted by 176 wineries from New Zealand and overseas. It will now be available in New World stores nationwide...

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5 Star Raymond Chan award for our 2017 Gewürztraminer

We are happy to have received 5 Stars for our 2017 Gewürztraminer. We think more people should give Gewürztraminer a go. Perhaps this review from Raymond Chan will change your mind about this underrated grape. Ruru Central Otago Gewürztraminer 2017   Bright pale straw-yellow colour, very pale edged. The nose is very fresh and youthfully taut with a finely concentrated core of white florals and exotic rose-petal notes along with lychees, subtle spices, Turkish Delight and a suggestion of honey and musk. The fruit is expressed with clarity and has intensity. Medium-dry to taste, the palate has tightly bound and penetrating flavours of exotic florals,...

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Ruru wins silver at Decanter World Wine Awards

The Ruru 2016 Pinot Noir has been awarded a silver medal in the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards. The Decanter World Wine Awards is one of the world's largest and most influential wine competitions. With close to 17,000 wines tasted in the competition, we're proud our Central Otago Pinot Noir stood out. The judges noted the wine is smoky and herbal with a distinctive bouquet of baking spices, old rose and drying red berry fruits. Approachable, elegant and refined.  Sounds delicious to us! The Ruru 2016 Pinot Noir is available in a magnum.  Visit the Decanter World Wine Awards website for more information. ...

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