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We have been making exceptional wines since 1987

We are a family wine business who have grown from a small husband and wife team to one of the largest independent wineries in New Zealand.

Like all good stories, ours began in a time of turmoil.  In the late 1980s, the New Zealand wine industry saw bumper crops and a fall in demand leading to several wine companies, both large and small, going out of business. Many vineyards were pulling up their vines and the industry appeared to be on the brink of disaster.

Many would say you were crazy to start a wine business at this time.  Crazy or extremely passionate.  Passion for wine is something Jill and Dayne Sherwood certainly don’t lack.  In 1987 they planted 20 acres of vines on their Canterbury block and Sherwood Estate Wines was born.

This quintessential Kiwi “can-do” attitude and unwavering determination and dedication to what we do has shaped our company over the last 3 decades.  Every aspect of our business from caring for our vineyards and making the wine, to creating lasting relationships with our customers and suppliers is managed with the personal touch of a family business.

With this level of involvement at every step of the process, we can ensure the highest standards are maintained.

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