Weaver Estate Wines

Family vineyard, winery & guest cottages

About Us

Weaver Estate Wines vineyard and winery is family owned and run, in the Alexandra Basin, Central Otago. We are striving to produce high quality, hand crafted wines that relect our unique location a stones throw from the Clutha River.

It is this location on the Clutha River that first saw our ancestors arrive in the area back in 1864 following the Gold Rush. The Weaver family had a number of dredges along this river between Alexandra & Clyde. The Weaver family is now into the sixth generation, living in the area.

As well as the vineyard and winery, there is also our Cellar Door - open to the public for tastings and tours. Along with two guest cottages situated in the middle of the vineyards for beautiful views and a relaxed, enjoyable stay at Weaver Estate Wines.



 

Our Winemakers

Jess is the sixth generation of the Weaver family living in Alexandra. After studying Viticulture & Oenology at Lincoln University she has been making the wines since our first vintage in 2009. Jess and her husband Kilian spend a lot of time travelling and working in different wine regions thorughout the world when they are not making wine here in Central Otago. Kilian, originally from Germany, completed his wine studies & masters at the LWG in Veitsöcheim, Germany before making New Zealand his new home.

Together Jess & Kilian are focusing on a very high quality production of wines that starts in the vineyard. Along with the passion for small lot winemaking, use of oak and alternate winemaking techniques, they are looking to produce individual wines that express them as winemakers and the unique location of the vineyard in the Alexandra Basin of Central Otago. Winemaker winery and vineyard tours can be organised by prior arrangement. 

Cellar Door manager, Guest check-in

 

Liz Weaver is the friendly face you will often find in charge of our Cellar Door and welcoming you for tastings and sales. She is also in charge of guest accommodation bookings and check-in for the vineyard cottages.  Liz and Carey live on the property and enjoy all the varied activities involved in running a vineyard. In their spare time, they are occasionally found playing on the local golf courses. 

 

Vineyard & Winery

The property is 3.5ha with plantings of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc and Muscat, first plantings were in 2005. All vineyard activites are by hand; pruning, canopy management, shoot & fruit thinning, and harvest. The vineyard and winery are operated under and fully certified by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. 

The winery, located on site, was newly established for the 2016 vintage. Our wines are all grown, produced, bottled and stored on site.