Regional wines from Waipara, North Canterbury & New Zealand

Waipara region new zealand wines

Next Shipment: Pinot Noir 2020 Only – Due Mid-Late May 2021

Long Harbour

Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Waipara, New Zealand
6 Bottle Case 75cl

Long Harbour

Rosé 2020
Waipara, New Zealand
6 Bottle Case 75cl

Long Harbour

Pinot Noir 2020
Waipara, New Zealand
6 Bottle Case 75cl

About Long Harbour

Lighthouse Wine Company is the firm behind the label and has been, until now, fairly unheard of here in the UK. We’re delighted to showcase their second label, Long Harbour, both here in the UK and aboard from May 2021.

View the video below to get a better understanding of their region, which as it happens, neighbours the world-famous New Zealand Marlborough wine region.

The Winemaker

“After working on vineyards locally and internationally, Ben Austin has returned home to tell the story of New Zealand wine. His techniques are minimal, intervening only when necessary, letting the fruit and the land do its job. The result of his classical approach are complex layered wines with depth, and uniquely New Zealand characteristics that stand up to the best in the world.”

Wine Orbit Wine Review – March 2021

Long Harbour

Waipara Pinot Noir 2020

North Canterbury Wine Region

The North Canterbury wine region spans nearly 200km of the South Island’s eastern coastline, with the magnificent Alps to the west and the sweeping Pacific Ocean to the east.


Credit: New Zealand Wine

North Canterbury regional wine varietals & statistics

Pinot Noir

(typically produces 423ha)

Ranging from perfumed and pretty to dark and brooding, the long growing season gives wines of finesse and depth, with supple structure and good complexity.

Sauvignon Blanc

(typically produces 394ha)

Aromatic with crisp, fresh acidity and a mineral core, wines show clear, juicy fruit and lovely texture with good weight.


(typically produces 194ha)

Abundant, bright fruit. Encompassing dry to dessert styles, Riesling’s already long, illustrious history is continuously improved upon.

Pinot Gris

(typically produces 204ha)

Pinot Gris has made an impressive debut, with bold aromatic expressions of pear, stonefruit and spice.


(typically produces 90ha)

Widely planted across the region and made in a range of styles; wines have good structure and body, finely poised acidity and rich citrus fruit.