At Aroha Vineyard we believe in building strong relationships with like-minded winery partners. We are dedicated to growing high quality grapes and we only work with wineries who show the same dedication to producing premium quality wines and adhere to the same vineyard and wine making philosophy's as we do.
"We believe that a bottle of wine should present a story to its consumer. A story of that year in the vineyard and of the sites terroir.
The quality of a wine is hindered by excessive manipulation, attempts to over-correct vineyard decisions and mother nature, as well as manual intervention to maximize every aspect of the wine.
We only work with wineries that have the foremost goal to preserve the fruit character and quality from the vineyard to the consumer". Aroha Vineyard
"We work hard at making the best possible wines from the grapes we grow in our own vineyard and those we purchase from others. We strive to make wines that are honest, distinctive representations of the fruit from which they come. We have great respect for our natural heritage and are careful stewards of our land and protectors of our natural environment. We believe that great wines require the hands-on effort of a talented winemaker who has an intimate understanding of the vineyards from which the wine grapes originate and each lot of wine in the cellar. The proof is in the bottle".
"I view myself as a steward of the grapes and a shepherd of the microorganisms responsible for the transformation of grapes to wine. My job is to do only what is necessary to tip the balance in favor of the yeast and bacteria we want to complete a fermentation and against spoilage organisms during storage and aging. Our goal is to create wines with healthy microbiology that will age well in bottle without fining or filtration. We use select, natural products to help stabilize color compounds and other phenolics in our red wines and we use other natural products to stabilize proteins and acid in our white wines".
Aaron Lieberman, Wine maker, Iris Vineyards.
We are very excited to be working with Harry & David and Pallet Wine Company. Harry & David® food and wine gifts provide the perfect combinations for celebrations—indoor or outdoor, intimate or fancy. Their wine gifts, such as food and wine baskets, towers, and boxes, are packed with gourmet goodies that pair perfectly with the wine varietals they produce. Ideal for yourself or others, these food and fine wine gifts are always appreciated. Go ahead, explore the Harry & David website to discover ways to buy wine gifts online. Remember, too, that it’s easy to buy wine gifts online at Harry & David to stock up for entertaining.