A New Partnership



London, UK, March 20, 2024Rapaura Springs – one of the top 20 New Zealand wineries by volume – has announced a new partnership with the UK’s premium wine and spirits supplier, Enotria&Coe. 

Enotria&Coe is one of the UK’s leading wines and spirits distributors, recognized for its best-in-class wine offering. The addition of the Rapaura Springs and Summerhouse wine brands to the portfolio will meet customer demand for Marlborough wines that deliver exceptional value, across all market channels.

“We are incredibly excited about our new partnership with Rapaura Springs and unleashing their full potential in the UK market. Marlborough is a very important category for us and Rapaura Springs has the quality, family story and size to satisfy the entire breadth of our customer base. Their range of sub-regional and single-vineyard wines really highlight the depth of terroir and styles within Marlborough,” says Emma Robinson, New Zealand Buyer at Enotria&Coe.

Established in 2007, Rapaura Springs has quickly grown to become one of New Zealand’s leading winemakers. The multi-generational family-owned business has built a global reputation for wine quality, collecting high profile accolades across its wine portfolio. Some highlights include the top scoring Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in the 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards and the trophy for Sauvignon Blanc and New Zealand Producer of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition in 2015.

Brendan Neylon, Rapaura Springs General Manager Brands, says the UK market is strategically important for the winery’s global growth aspirations. “We are extremely proud to partner with a market leader like Enotria&Coe. Their skilled team and commitment to driving the premium wine category will position us for great success in the UK market.”

Rapaura Springs has a long-standing and deep connection to Marlborough, being owned and operated by two Kiwi families: the Neylons and the Wiffins. In the early eighties, the Neylons were the first family to grow, process and export green lipped mussels from the region. Then in 1985, they bought prime vineyard land and joined forces with the Wiffins to grow orchard fruits before establishing a grapevine nursery. Since then, Rapaura Springs has put in years of hard graft and passion to develop their vineyards from the ground up, while also putting the environment at the forefront.

“We are delighted that Rapaura Springs have a minimal intervention philosophy with sustainability at the core of everything they do. They have invested in a very sustainability-focused viticulture system and the vineyards are carefully managed under Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand standards,” says Ms Robinson.

The company takes resource management and conservation seriously, using on average 40% less water than the national average, via investment in irrigation technology and a multi-million-dollar water purification scheme that allows this precious resource to be recycled. Continued investment is made in regenerative viticulture management, including composting grape marc, planting cover crops and grazing sheep to replenish the land and sustain future vintages.


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