The Torea (Oystercatcher) bird, our namesake, thrive around New Zealand's beautiful coastline and like most of NZ's inhabitants they love the beach environment, where fresh seafood is always on the menu. It is no coincidence that Torea's wine styles take their cues from our pristine ‘flora and fauna' and are also shaped by our unique maritime climate into an offering that is a perfect match for any classic Kiwi seafood dish. Grapes are sourced from the best regions throughout the land, with the simple goal of capturing the essence of these varietals and showcasing why New Zealand wine is acclaimed around the world. The Torea wine range always over delivers with exceptional quality, bright fruit forward flavours and food friendly wine styles. Torea Wine is proudly family owned and operated.
The Torea wine brand has always been family owned, originally established by the Smith family of Fairhall Downs (Marlborough) with their first release from the 2004 vintage, then acquired by the Jakicevich family in 2014. Despite the new ownership, the brand vision has remained the same since the beginning “to capture the essence of New Zealand varietals”. The Torea brand is now overseen by the next generation of the Jakicevich family, who take a cooperative approach to tasting and selecting the wines and who steer the brand direction into the future. Prominent Maori leader Sir Tipene O’Regan was delighted with this wine range being named after the Torea, so much so that he has written some Maori words especially for us: “Ka whati te tai, Ka pao te Torea” meaning: “As the tide recedes the oystercatcher strikes.”