Our story began a little while ago..

When award-winning winemaker Simon McGeorge, met fashion retailer Olive Hill, it was the start of something more than a happy marriage. In 2015 Simon and Olive launched their own range of deliciously drinkable wines, all made from the very best regional fruit, in styles to excite your palate and reward your tastebuds. Now, each time you place an order, you become part of this "happily ever after" story.

Made in Waipara | North Canterbury

Our boutique, hand-crafted wines are made in the beautiful Waipara Valley in North Canterbury.
Waipara has an enviable climate, with the highest summer temperatures and lowest rainfall of any of New Zealand's wine regions. The sheltered valleys encourage distinctive flavours from many varietals including Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Only the best fruit

    We are fortunate that we have access to some of the best vineyards in New Zealand. Each year we select only the best fruit from a range of growers. We are grateful to the many skilled and passionate individuals who work year round to manage and maintain the vines. Great wine is first grown!

  • Wine is our passion

    Winemaking is about passion, experimentation and overcoming challenges. Each bottle we produce is the result of our combined effort and imagination. It takes years to grow, harvest and make. So sip slowly, savour the moment and remember that the wine you love was once just a tiny bunch of grapes!

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  • Roll out the Barrels!

    Yes! Both our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have spent time in these gorgeous French Barriques. The barrel contact benefits the wine, by adding structure and character.

  • Riesling lives here!

    Waipara, North Canterbury, is the home of NZ Riesling! The cool plains and undulating terrain produce crisp, flinty flavours, with just a hint of green apple and citrus.


Award Winning Wines

Receiving awards is an absolute honour and we are proud of the recognition our wines have received. But for us the very best recognition is seeing our wines being enjoyed by friends, family and people just like you. Thank you for choosing to learn more about our wines.

A Proud Moment

Winner of the 2016 Trophy for Champion Pinot Gris. Simon wins big at the NZ International Wine Show with the Waipara Hills, Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2016.
This was a fantastic end to Simon's time as the Brand Ambassador and official winemaker for Waipara Hills.

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