About River Rock Estate
Set up in 2003 by Jan-Marie and Graeme McDowell, River Rock Estate has two styles of accommodation, Vineyard rooms and a two bedroom cottage all situated in the vineyard.
The Vineyard rooms can both sleep two adults, there is one king size bed in each room.
The Cottage can sleep up to four adults, there is one king size bed in the main room and a queen bed in the second bedroom. All rooms are situated in the vineyard. The accommodation is not suitable for children. For more info go to our Accommodation pages.
Indulge in the Spa/Hot Tub situated inside a silo with rock features and a glowing floor. An experience best appreciated at night time when dark.
For more info go to our Spa page.
Pool House State of the art plunge pool with spa seats and lounger at one end and swim jets at opposite end. The pool is lit up with LED lights around the entire outer edge. The pool depth is 1.5 meters.
The Cellar Door is situated upstairs in the barn with stunning views across our vineyard, neighbouring vineyards, over Cromwell township and the surrounding Carrick, Dunstan and Pisa Ranges. We offer wine and port tastings, wine, port and Olive oil sales, wine and port merchandise & Manuka honey soaps (Gift boxes, wine and tasting glasses etc).
The vineyard is 1 hectare in size, planted with 2670 vines varieties being Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Table grapes, olive and cherry trees and Cocktail Kiwi Fruit. All the vines are planted closer than normal with all the vineyard having double fruitng wires allowing for more production from a smaller area of land volume, about the equivalent to 1.3 hectares normally.
Pinot Gris planted 2004 & 2007. Sauvignon Blanc planted 2005. Pinot Noir planted 2005 & 2007.
Table grapes: Albany Surprise, Golden Girl, Caroline Black, all planted 2004. 36 olive trees and 10 Lapin cherry trees.