The name of the property was a deliberate choice. It means “five arrows” in Maori and simultaneously honours the Rothschild family’s coat of arms (five arrows symbolising the five sons of dynasty founder Mayer Amschel Rothschild, out to conquer the world) and traditional New Zealand culture. Benjamin de Rothschild dreamed of creating his own Sauvignon Blanc wine. He had to find the perfect gem and corresponding jewellery box for precise wine-growing endeavour, far from the industrial vineyards also present in Marlborough. Ideally located in the prestigious area of Rapaura, the Rimapere vineyards spans 24 hectares : 20 for sauvignon blanc, 4 for pinot noir. Rimapere enjoys an incredible terroir. One-hundred years ago the river still ran across it. Today, its alluvial soil made up of large river pebbles lying flush with the clayey ground makes it fertile, naturally draining land”, explains Fabrice Darmaillacq. The vineyard is sustainably farmed, with an average age of around 15 years.

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Rimapere Sauvignon Blanc
Rimapere grapes are carefully grown and the wine is made under the control of the Craggy Range winemaking team. Rimapere wine comes from a single vineyard ideally situated along to the prestigious Rapaura road, in the Wairau valley, heart of Marlborough. The cool climate and stony soils of this area are perfect to ripen high quality Sauvignon Blanc and provide to these grapes their typical lemon and grapefruit flavors together with crisp acidity.
Rimapere Pinot Noir
Deep crimson red. Complex, spicy aromatics of black cherry, baking spices and a hint of dried pine needles. An attractive core of red fruits is supported by well integrated fine oak creating a lovely structure which persists towards the ethereal like finish.