AWAROA WINES IS A COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISE FORMED
BY THE 6 PARTNERS OF ORAPIU GROVE FARM
"The goal of our partnership has been to operate a commercial organic enterprise while protecting and enhancing the land and its ecosystems"
The land includes natural springs feeding into the Awaroa stream and established bush including Totara and Kauri. There are large areas of Kanuka and Manuka with regenerating podacarps especially in areas that were once prevalent in gorse and tobacco plant.
The vineyards were first planted in 1998 and the name "Awaroa", means 'long river' in Te Reo Māori, and was taken from the name of the stream and valley system.
In addition to the vineyard the property also has three olive orchards, producing a small amount of organic olive oil and preserved olives.