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).


John Key and Craig Foss weighing up the double magnums before the Cranford Hospice Wine Auction









Music and Wine Celebration Sunday 22nd January 2017, 12 noon onwards

Open Day with various talented musicians (Creme de la creme)playing, folk, celtic, blues, rock and roll. Wine for sale by the glass, and bottles/cases to take away. No BYO alcohol thanks. Food available BBQ, or bring your own picnic. Free event but would appreciate donations for the musicians. Could be the odd shower and a bit windy so come prepared.

2016 Gruner Veltliner wins Trophy for Premium White Varietals at Hawke's Bay Wine Awards

Our Groovy Jetliner 2016 has flown off with the trophy. This variety is growing well at Lime Rock and is a favourite with visitors, so drop in and try this Austrian gem. Restaurants are using it with special dishes.

Pinot Noir 2017

Lime Rock will be attending the 3 days of tasting and talking Pinot Noir in Wellington. If you like Pinot Noir it is a must attend event, with many overseas wine critics, visitors and pretty much all Pinot Noir producers in New Zealand. Pinot Palooza on the Monday 30th January. www.pinotpalooza.co.nz

Pinot Noir Kota 2010

Wins Gold medal at the recent Melbourne International Wine Competition.


Cellar Door 

Cellar Door is open on weekends from 11.00 to 4.00 for tastings until the end of February.

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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