The Rose family have a long and proud pioneering history in the Marlborough region with Phil and Chris Rose establishing their vineyards on the banks of the Wairau River in 1978.
Today, all five Rose children are deeply connected to Marlborough and along with their partners are involved in the family wine business.
Each family member plays a key role in the business, from viticulture and winemaking, to finance, administration and the running of the popular Wairau River Cellar Door and Restaurant.
36º 55’ S — 174º 46’N
Opening in 1991, the Wairau River Cellar Door and Restaurant is one of the regions original wine tourism destinations. Today the Cellar Door and Restaurant is managed and run by eldest daughter Pip Rose.
Younger sister Caroline Rose and her partner Tane Malcolm are the head chefs, preparing a simple and delicious menu focusing on fresh, Marlborough ingredients and that changes with the seasons. The Restaurant is a casual environment, a reflection of how the Rose family entertains at home.