OUR STORY

Sapor Makers & Growers is a collection of luxury and premium fine wines from across New Zealand, made with flavour in mind – intensity of flavours, breadth of flavours, distinctive flavours. 

Sapor [‘say-per’] is the Latin root of ‘savour’ –  it’s the alluring quality in something that gives it flavour.

It’s ‘where flavour lives.’ 

From our alluvial Waimea Plains vineyards, to our undulating Awatere Valley sites and the jagged slopes of Central Otago, our wines come to you as New Zealand’s flavourful best.

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Leading our quest

Growing up nurturing new vines alongside his parents, and riding horses for miles across their river flats and hill country farm land, Louis Vavasour has been learning to understand the land and its elements since he was a child. Now as the leader of the Sapor Makers & Growers team, he is charged with ensuring everything we do brings you New Zealand’s flavourful best.

“I was brought up in the Awatere Valley making, growing and tasting wine – it’s in my blood. All my life I’ve wanted to make, grow and deliver the finest wines in New Zealand, and now our growing operation is establishing unique hill-country vineyard sites and pushing boundaries with production techniques to help make that possible.” – Louis Vavasour

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