Tupari Talk | March 2020

Marlborough Wine + Food Festival 2020
What a day it was! Hot, dry and windy – a typical Marlborough summers day.

We had a lot of visitors from the North Island which was absolutely lovely!

Which wine was the most popular? Hmm.. all of them!! Pinot started out the tipple of the day, however  Tupari Pinot Gris and all three Riesling’s were a fan favourite with it being so hot.

It is the longest running Wine & Food Festival with over 40 wineries, 25 food stalls and some of NZ’s best musicians so if you are looking for tickets to the Wine & Food Festival next year lock in the 13th February 2021 and get your some early bird tickets here.

HOT new release… drum roll… 2019 Dry Riesling
Our 2019 is out and ready to be serve!

If you are after a Riesling that is dry yet refreshing you need to get your hot little hands on this drop!

This wine is finely textured with rich flavours and complexity, underpinned by a lingering crisp mineral finish. It is the perfect companion with fresh seafood such as fish or oysters. If you are after something else then get a platter going with some firm camembert or brie.

Sam Kim from Wine Orbit awarded this wine 5 stars so buy it now here or come into our Cellar Door to taste it.

Tupari Talk | December 2019

Tupari Late Harvest Riesling Wins Award
Our Late Harvest Riesling has won a trophy at the ANZ Boutique Wine Awards recently, which we are so stoked about.

Looking for the perfect way to top off an evening of hosting friends this summer?

Tupari Late Harvest Riesling is a luscious dessert wine that has a long elegant finish, break out the Blue Cheese and the Christmas Cake and you are good to go!

Marlborough Flyer is coming to Seddon – 29th December
The Marlborough Flyer is coming out to Seddon on the 29th December, this will bring a lot of tourist out to the area as this is a busy time of the year for the region with the cruise boats coming into Picton. Lock your tickets in early as you don’t want to miss out on the last trip of 2019.

If you are interested in booking the Marlborough Flyer next time, click here.

Tupari Talk | October 2019

Cellar Doors Renovations are COMPLETE
Our Cellar Door has had a makeover and it is gorgeous. With the sun shining in the door our newly renovated Cellar Door has eye catching joinery, beautiful Rimu shelving that holds our delicious wines and the most wonderful staff, with this you are bound to love the Awatere experience.

Our Cellar Door is open 6 days a week, come in and taste our authentic Awatere Valley wines trust me, you’ll be glad you did. There is a cafe next door and a fully fenced playground out the back for the kids to stretch their legs. If you would like to check us out and see what else The Station offers read more here.

Marlborough Flyer comes to Seddon
We were fortunate enough to have the amazing Marlborough Flyer out on the 6th October for their Super Sunday Special. The 250+ passengers explored the scenic Dashwood Pass before stopping in Seddon. Some wined and dined whilst the kids bounced their afternoon away on the bouncy castle, some took a stroll through the local artisan markets and some took the opportunity to park up and enjoy the sun. It’s a great time to meet new people and catch up with the old. If you are interested in booking the Marlborough Flyer next time, click here.

Tupari Talk | July 2019

Crafty at Craft’d
Liv and Tarns  spent the weekend in Auckland at the Craft’d Wine + Spirits Festival on 21 July. We met some lovely Sunday goers who tasted their way through an array of NZ’s wonderful small production wineries.

Here is the official video from the Wine + Spirits Festival. 

Tupari Talk | June 2019

Cellar Door.. OPEN NOW
It’s all go with the Tupari Cellar Door – now open on State Highway 1.

The old Seddon Railway Station building is a perfect pullover for anyone travelling through to Picton or Christchurch. Our Cellar Door & Tasting Room is open 6 days a week, so anytime you’re in Seddon make sure to pop in and say “hi.” The Station Café in the front of the building provides a sunny spot for lunch or a coffee after tasting our wines!

Cellar Door Opening, 14th April 2019

More wine needed!!  – Wellington Food Show
Wellington, you did it again! Olivia, Brig and Marg were super busy at the Wellington Food Show.
It was great meeting new faces along with catching up with the old. We had completely sold out on Saturday, but we were lucky enough to call upon Glengarry Thorndon who saved Sunday by giving us all their stock! We already know that Wellington 2020 will be a hit!

Now we’re looking forward the Auckland Craft’d festival Sunday July 21st- see you there!

Tupari Talk | November 2018

Exciting News for our Cellar Door Opening

We have been asked many times when/if we would ever open a cellar door. And now we can say…YES! As of early 2019 Tupari will have a cellar door located in Seddon, Awatere Valley (NZs seconds largest wine growing region!) We have been busy little bees behind the scenes getting this all ready. The cellar door will be located in the quaint old Seddon Railway Station. Not only will we have a gorgeous cellar door open 7 days a week but there will also be an amazing whole foods cafe and a fantastic playground for kids. This is all located on State Highway One in the heart of Seddon,  so it’s the perfect spot to call in if you are on the road between Blenheim and Christchurch or beyond! Stop in and see us once we are opened for a taste and chat! We would love to see you!

Back for another round of Marlborough Wine and Food

We are once again happy to announce that we will be back at the wonderful Marlborough Wine and Food Festival for 2019. This is New Zealand’s longest running wine festival and we are super excited to be part of this iconic event. This years music line up looks incredible with Stellar* playing on the main stage amongst others! Come and see us for some of your favourite tipples!

Tupari Talk | June 2018

Wellington Food Show another success

Wow Welly! You were outstanding! Olivia and I had another a fantastic event at the Wellington Food Show! We loved seeing all our customers in the flesh and had some familiar faces coming back to see us from last year! We sold out of the Rosé and the Kabinett Riesling come Saturday Lunchtime and we only took home a handful of cases back to Seddon by the time the Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris & Rieslings had sold out too on the Sunday! This year was so successful we have decided to add Christchurch to the calendar for next year as well as Wellington. Watch this space!

Above: Olivia and Brig – Day one Wellington Food Show 2018

Boulder Rows goes Platinum at Decanter!

We are over the moon about this! Our gorgeous 2015 Sauvignon Blanc ‘Boulder Rows’ has won PLATINUM at the Decanter World Wine Awards. We also won GOLD for our 2014 Late Harvest Riesling.  This is a huge accolade for Glenn and the Team and we could not be more proud. Our mates over at Vavasour (also in the Awatere Valley) won Best In Show – congrats to them as well. We are punching above our weight in the Awatere on the World Stage that is for sure!

What the judges said about our delicious Sauvvy:

“Pronounced nose of honey, lime marmalade, kiwi, pink grapefruit, cold smoke and baking spices from oak fermentation. Full-bodied palate with sweet herb, tropical fruit, preserved lemon and peach moments: plenty of acidity and flavours, allied to a lovely silky texture — balanced , well made and very toothsome indeed!”

Thats it from me for Winter!

Cheers – Brig

Marketing Manager

Tupari Talk March 2018

We are getting ready Wellington!

Not long now until we make it over to Cook Strait for the awesome Wellington Food Show. Last year was our first year attending and it was such a great success we thought we would head over again. Not only is it a great way to showcase our award winning wines but we are lucky enough to meet many of our customers in person! There are also lots of wonderful food entrepreneurs and some scrummy cooking demonstrations by the likes of Chelsea Winter and Nadia Lim. Come along and say hi and have a taste of our wine. Its a great day out! 10-5pm, 11-13 May 2018, Westpac Stadium

Olivia and Brig at the 2017 Wellington Food Show

Cheers! We will see you over the other side – of harvest!

Brig – Marketing Manager

Tupari Talk February 2018

Have you seen us in Mindfood?

Check out the December issue of Mindfood! There is a wee article about us and our background and what makes us all tick. We also made it into the drop of the week for our stunning 2015 Pinot Gris so have a read of that in your down time while you’re at it!

Marlborough Wine and Food Festival a Hit!

This year after a few years off, we made it back to the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival. It was a little wet but it certainly didn’t damper the punters! The big hits of the the day were definitely our cheeky little Rosé and the award winning Pinot Gris and of course our Late Harvest Riesling which always if a favourite at events.  With one of our best years yet we will be back again for 2019!

Tupari Talk November 2017

Pink Pukeko Proving a favourite for the fillies

Our Pink Pukeko is already proving a favourite with the fillies! With loads of interest on Facebook already, this will fly off the shelf in the summer and is perfectly paired with food as it is fairly dry – our favs for wine pairing? Strawberries, cream and pavlova of course

Another award for our first ever dessert wine

We are super stoked with the latest Gold Medal we have received at the 2017 Canberra Riesling Challenge for our gorgeous 2014 Late Harvest Riesling. This is the second major award we have got for this ripper of a Riesling so we are quietly proud of it. Hints of honey, marmalade and apricot make this delicious paired with a panna cotta or a lemon cheesecake or to go with cheeseboard after dessert. Serve cold!

Events not to be missed

We have a few great events coming up over the next few months –  one of our personal favourites however is the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival on Saturday 10 February 2018. The weather always turns it on and it is such a great day out. Not only are there lots of wonderful wineries, but the food and entertainment are also fantastic!  Next year come and say hi if you are attending – we would love to see you there!

Have a fantastic silly season ahead – we certainly love this time of year!



Marketing Manager and Dry Riesling Convert

The importance of pruning

Watch this video for a information about the importance of the pruning process to create beautiful artisan wine.

Video Archive

Tom Cannavan of wine-pages.com chooses the Tupari, Sauvingon Blanc 2010, from Marlborough in New Zealand,as his Wine of the Week for 9th September 2012.

Tupari wines are a step-up from the rest – Nick Stock takes us through a live tasting of their excellent 2010 Sauvignon Blanc from the Awatere Valley.

A wine review by Marcus Ansems from Hemispheres Wine Guild on the 2010 Tupari Sauvignon Blanc, from the Winter 2012 “Best of the Best” offering.

Nick Stock reviews and is somewhat excited by the excellent 2009 Pinot Gris from Tupari.

Nick Stock takes us through a tasting of Tupari’s Dry Riesling from the 2010 Marlborough Vintage.