Producing exceptional wines since 1987

Our Story

Sherwood Estate Wines have been producing exceptional wines from our Waipara vineyards in North Canterbury since 1987.

In our 28-year history we have grown from a ‘one-man-band’ to a multi-million dollar player in the New Zealand wine industry. We are now one of the largest independent, family owned wineries in New Zealand.

Jill and Dayne Sherwood still proudly manage all aspects of production. They retain complete control over the entire commercial process and can honestly say, “we do it all”. At Sherwood Estate Wines we grow, harvest, make, bottle, distribute, market and sell our wine throughout New Zealand, Australia and internationally. This process makes us relatively unique in the New Zealand wine industry and we are proud of the personal involvement this brings to all aspects of the business.

Much has changed in our 28-year history but our philosophies and values remain the same. Through dedication and hard work Jill, Dayne and the Sherwood Estate team have earned themselves the reputation of winemakers with the personal touch.

“By putting our heart into every aspect of every bottle of wine made over the last 28 years we have become known for our absolute reliability and quality. We are determined to continue this for another 28 years.”

Our Wines

We are proud to offer a wide range of wines under a number of brands.  We make wines to compliment the occasion, from your mid-week catch up with friends, to the weekend dinner party and those special occasions that call for something a little exceptional.  Whatever your occasion, tastes or style, we have a wine to suit.