LIME ROCK is a stunning vineyard situated on limestone hills in sunny Central Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, 40km SW of Hastings and 6km west of Waipawa (turn onto Tikokino Road opposite BP).

We specialise in Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot and Grüner Veltliner. Elegance, balance and length are a feature of our wines.  We believe the limestone contributes sought-after mineral characters.

Our ecological philosophy (vit-ecology), combined with over 30 years of wine industry experience, provides a solid basis for producing wines that express the flavour of our land.   

Browse, discover, get to know us and our wines. Phone 06 8578235 or 06 8578247 or wine@limerock.co.nz

Rosie Butler (Winemaker) and Rodger Tynan (Vit-ecologist)


2016 Pinot Noir double magnum Hawke's Bay Wine Auction


Rosie in the barrel hall tasting Pinot Noir














Cellar Door Open 11.00 to 4.00pm.

5 stars in Cuisine Magazine May 2018 Pinot Noir tasting for our 2016 Pinot Noir. rated number 8 in the 10 Pinots to be awarded 5 stars out of 163 Pinots tasted. Lime Rock was the only North Island Pinot to receive 5 stars.

Grape picking

The weather gods have treated us well this year with fine weather for the first week in April. Picking of Pinot Noir is complete and looks amazing and currently under ferment, also Pinot Rose. Still have some grapes hanging out, waiting for the weather to pass.

Ring 06 8578235 or email us wine@limerock.co.nz  

New releases

Grüner Veltliner 2017 and a limited barrel fermented version have been released, offering the option to compare the effect of oak on GV.

Pinot Rosé 2017 also released and moving fast with strawberry flavours and great length on the palate. 2016 Sauvignon Blanc also released, although most of this has been snapped up by our international distibutors. We also have our 2016 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc that is delicious and very popular.  Pinot Gris continues to shine with 2014 proving a big hit with many restaurants and the 2015 is also available. 2016 Pinot Noir has also been released and was very popular at the Hawke's Bay Wine Auction. The 5 stars from Cuisine Magazine will certainly help the marketing of this great wine.

We also have some specials at Cellar Door: 2011 Pinot Noir Cleanskins (no labels left) $60 6 pack;2014 Sauvignon Blanc, mixed years of Pinot Gris and other cases.


Our international distributors, Majestic and OW Loeb in the UK and Vintage 59 in California continue to spread the word about Lime Rock. We have sent our first shipment to Japan and are currently negotiating shipments to China. Singapore (Underground Wines) continues to expand and our Merlot is leading the charge there. We also have wines in a warehouse in Australia.

Cellar Door 

Cellar Door is open on  Easter weekend 11.00am to 4.00pm. Call 06 857 8235 for tastings at other times.

 601 Tikokino Road, Waipawa. Turn off opposite BP station and go 6km along Tikokino Road, just over the hill. Click to see map

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