Boutique, bespoke wines from the oldest gravels in Hawke’s Bay. The winery lies in the heart of the acclaimed Bridge Pa Triangle wine region of Hawke’s Bay, on New Zealand’s North Island.
The vines were planted in 2003 and with 53 hectares planted in three phases: seventy percent is devoted to red varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec – with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay completing the picture. Paritua’s vineyard enjoys stony, free draining soils, long summers and crisp winters, which combine to produce exceptional quality grapes to craft the wines. These are boutique, bespoke wines from the oldest gravels in Hawke’s Bay. The chief winemaker of the winery is Jason Stent. He has been with Paritua for 14 years. His passion is to create wines that respect the place and terroir where the vine grows. The flagship wine "21·12" is only produced in the best vintages.
The name Paritua is a tribute to the Paritua Stream, which meanders gently through the vineyard. Paritua means the meandering stream above the ancient river. The vineyard is planted over the historical riverbed of the nearby Ngaruroro River which flowed through pre the 1860s earthquake. It is a name that also acknowledges the connection with the land and the people of New Zealand.