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Our Story

The Vineyards

The Unique wine regions
of New Zealand: North Canterbury

The terroir of Waipara, New Zealand, plays a crucial role in shaping the unique characteristics of wines produced in this region. Terroir encompasses various natural factors, including climate, soil, topography, and human influences, that collectively influence grape development and wine expression.

The Timeline

The timeline story about
Gumbo Family

Arrived in New Zealand
The Gumbo Family arrived in New Zealand from South Africa after having left Zimbabwe in the early 2000s.
The first vintage was a collaboration between Gumbo and Good Family from Good family Organic certified vineyards
Vintage 2017
We launched our first vintage of organic Sauvignon blanc
2018 Pinot Gris was well received to the market
We added to our stable, a pinot gris at the same time, a pinot noir was in barrels
Pinot Noir 2018 hits the market
Introduced Pinot Noir the the market joining Pinot Gris and Sauvignon blanc
Export to Asia
Gumbo & Good Family wines began exporting into Asia market
Gumbo Family Launched Galina Wine brand
We launched Galina wine brand as a dedication and appreciation to all the woman that work hard to provide for their families in times of uncertainties.
Galina Hits the Market
Good quality and value wine receives thumbs up across New Zealand
We specialise in making memories

When you make
memories, we celebrate with you.

Raise a glass and celebrate life's cherished moments with Gumbo Family Wines. Each sip is a journey through time, a fusion of tradition and innovation. Our handcrafted wines, born from the terroir of New Zealand's Waipara region, embody the spirit of resilience and the joy of shared experiences. Whether it's the rich notes of our Pinot Noir or the crisp elegance of our Sauvignon Blanc, Gumbo Family Wines are more than libations; they are vessels of memories, a testament to the beauty found in every milestone. Join us in toasting to life, love, and the enduring power of family.``