Braided River Wines


The focus is on Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grown on the family vineyard. The wines reflect the dynamic qualities of the iconic Waimakariri River. It has shaped the land and provides a pure and constant water supply. Braided River Wines' aim is to produce quality boutique wines.

Location Description

Located west of Christchurch, near West Melton.


  • Our wines are hand-crafted.

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We purchased the vineyard in 2003. Our first job was to install frost protection, a flipper system, which has been worth it's weight in grapes! We also had to finish trellising some of the blocks of grapes. Our first vintage was only 45 cases and Braided River was born!

We had a degree in Agricultural Science and a background in farming to stand us in good stead - plus the wonderful people a Lincoln University - to help us through the first vintages.We truly are a family run vineyard, with 3 generations in the vineyard at various stages throughout the year.

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Saturday 9am - 12 noon.


24 Langdales Road
West Melton, Canterbury 7676
New Zealand

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