Welcome to Ruru Wines e-cellar door

Immigrant's Vineyard - home of RURU WINES is owned and operated by Roland and Lucienne van der Wal. In 1986 we arrived into New Zealand from the Netherlands, just carrying a backpack each. Over the ensuing years, we worked in hospitality, owned our own restaurant, went into grocery retailing, all the while following the growth of the New Zealand wine industry. In 1999 Lucienne studied viticulture at the EIT in Hawkes Bay. It took a few more years to realise our dreams of owning a vineyard.

In 2013 we purchased an existing vineyard. From 2015 we started to produce wines under the Ruru label. Our wines are made from grapes grown on our 19ha vineyard. We are Accredited Sustainable Winegrowers.

We grow and produce:

  • Ruru Pinot Noir
  • Ruru Pinot Gris
  • Ruru Pinot Rosé
  • Ruru Chardonnay
  • Ruru Gewürztraminer

Occasionally we purchase fruit from other local vineyards, to add variety to our mix. Currently we also sell:

Ruru Riesling and Ruru Merlot

The fruit for these two varieties were grown sustainably in the Alexandra region.

At the end of 2018 , with our son Michiel (Vanderbuild) we started to build our house and tasting room on the vineyard. This project was filmed as part of the Grand Designs NZ series ( Series 5 - Schist Vineyard). It turned our journey into the world of wine into a true family affair, with the whole family involved in the business in one way or another.

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Ruru Merlot 2018

Ruru
Merlot 2018

Central Otago, 750ml

47.07AUD

Priced based on a case of any 15x 750ml bottles. All inclusive of every expense to your door.

Ruru Chardonnay 2022

Ruru
Chardonnay 2022

Central Otago, 750ml

36.90AUD

Priced based on a case of any 15x 750ml bottles. All inclusive of every expense to your door.

Ruru Rose 2022

Ruru
Rosé 2022

Central Otago, 750ml

33.63AUD

Priced based on a case of any 15x 750ml bottles. All inclusive of every expense to your door.

Ruru Pinot Gris 2023

Ruru
Pinot Gris 2023

Alexandra, 750ml

34.59AUD

Priced based on a case of any 15x 750ml bottles. All inclusive of every expense to your door.

Ruru Rose 2023

Ruru
Rosé 2023

Alexandra, 750ml

33.63AUD

Priced based on a case of any 15x 750ml bottles. All inclusive of every expense to your door.

Ruru Pinot Noir 2022

Ruru
Pinot Noir 2022

Alexandra, 750ml

New Release

37.40AUD

Priced based on a case of any 15x 750ml bottles. All inclusive of every expense to your door.

Ruru Gewurztraminer 2022

Ruru
Gewürztraminer 2022

Alexandra, 750ml

36.90AUD

Priced based on a case of any 15x 750ml bottles. All inclusive of every expense to your door.

Ruru Reserve Pinot Noir 2020

Ruru
Reserve Pinot Noir 2020

Central Otago, 750ml

47.07AUD

Priced based on a case of any 15x 750ml bottles. All inclusive of every expense to your door.

Ruru Pinot Noir 2021

Ruru
Pinot Noir 2021

Central Otago, 750ml

41.92AUD

Priced based on a case of any 15x 750ml bottles. All inclusive of every expense to your door.

Ruru Riesling 2022

Ruru
Riesling 2022

Central Otago, 750ml

33.66AUD

Priced based on a case of any 15x 750ml bottles. All inclusive of every expense to your door.

Price based on case of any 15x 750ml bottles, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.

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