Hay Paddock Waiheke Wines

are the result of a 30-year search for the perfect variety and the perfect location for the production of an outstanding cool climate red. The single-vineyard estate at Onetangi Valley on Waiheke Island specialises in Syrah from low-cropping vines sourced from the Rhone Valley. Hand made and cellared for up to 4 years prior to release, these are internationally acclaimed wines for connoisseurs, collectors and all lovers of fine wine. Rated 91+ by Robert Parker

Our signature wines are

Aged for 4 years 

before release

Recent Awards

  • The October 2013 Wine Advocate review of The Hay Paddock wines rates them 91+
  • GOLD Medal HK International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012
  • Double Gold China Wine Awards 2012
  • Gold Medal in Shiraz Category at 2012 Australian Boutique Wine Awards
  • 2009 New Zealand Wine of the Year - Best of the Best Wine Guide
  • Top 100 Best of the Best NZ Wines 2011 -Hay Paddock 2008 and Silk Rose 2011
  • FIVE STARS - Michael Cooper, Bob Campbell, Jane Skilton
  • Gold Medal London International Wine Challenge 2009
  • International Wine and Spirit Competition 2010 Silver Medal
  • Gold and Best in Class at the London 2010 International Wine and Spirit Competition

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Double Gold in China's Biggest Wine Competition

The Hay Paddock has been awarded a Double Gold Medal in the China Wine Awards. Billed as "the biggest Wine and Spirits Competition in Hong Kong and China" around 100 judges took part in the blind tasting of international wines making it "the only competition committed to judging wines specifically for the Chinese market."
The Hay Paddock "Jules Silk" Harvest Reserve Syrah 2010 was one of only 19 medals awarded to NZ wines. 

Gold for Hay Paddock Syrah in Australia confirms appeal of cooler climate

The Hay Paddock "Jules Silk" Harvest Reserve Syrah 2010 has been awarded the Gold medal in the Shiraz category at the Australian Boutique Wine Awards. Restricted to specialist producers in Australia and New Zealand with production of 250 tonnes maximum per annum, these awards attract entries from some of the cult wine producers of the region and are keenly followed by collectors and connoisseurs. This confirmation from Australian judges that the spice and minerality of our cool climate syrah appeals to palates used to the traditional shiraz styles is very re-assuring and backs up the feedback we have been receiving from European judges and critics.

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Our syrahs are showing the Aussies a thing or two

- says Michael Cooper


"It feels like a dagger to the heart," writes leading wine writer, Michael Cooper, in his Listener column. "New Zealand has 400ha of syrah vines and Australia has 40,000ha of shiraz. Yet even Australian judges are celebrating our floral, peppery syrahs." He then goes on to give five stars to several top 'flight syrahs/shirazes grown on both sides of the Tasman, including Penfolds Grange 2008 at $750 and The Hay Paddock 2010 at one-tenth of that price. "Enticingly fragrant, with a strong surge of blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, rich and rounded. A classically structured syrah from a top vintage," is how he describes this Hay Paddock wine, recent gold medal winner at the International Wine & Spirit Competition and available now online.

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Gypsy is back for summer!

Effective 24 July 2015
Our Tasting Room is
Hay Paddock wines
can now be sampled
7 days a week at
The Waiheke Wine Centre
Oneroa Village,
Waiheke Island