Resilience Rooted in Nature

In the heart of North Canterbury, where the land meets the Nor’west winds with both ferocity and tenderness, Saving Grace Wines thrive. Our vineyards stand as a testament to the resilience of our people and the unique character of this challenging yet rewarding region.Embraced by the hills and nurtured by hands that understand the delicate dance with nature, our grapes draw strength from the soil beneath. In every bottle of Saving Grace wine, you'll find the essence of a land that demands respect and love.Wind, nature, mountains, and people – these are our four saving graces. They intertwine to create wines that reflect the harmony of the environment and the passion of those who tend to the vines. Pour a glass, and let Saving Grace Wines welcome you to a journey where every sip tells a story of perseverance and the beauty of North Canterbury.

Discover our Waipara Wines


A Chardonnay with stone fruit, florals, gun flint, and oak spice, showcasing rich white fruit, minerality, and lively acidity.

Sauvignon Blanc

A distinctive nose, fresh gooseberry, tropical fruit, herbs, and minerals lead to an enticing palate with layered texture and a generous finish.

Pinot Noir

Enticing aromas of ripe blackberries, dark plum, spice and subtle florals are followed by juicy dark fruit, fine tannins and balanced acidity on the palate.

Dry Riesling

Citrus, florals, and honeysuckle aromas precede a palate with apple, delicate beeswax, and underlying minerality, creating tension and a long, dry finish.


Inviting aromas of mandarin, citrus, florals, and minerality lead to a palate with fresh acidity, mandarin, orange, lemon, and lime, balanced by natural sweetness.

Our 4 Saving Graces

Meet the Maker

Krystal Palmer

Krystal Palmer, the skilled Winemaker at Saving Grace Wines, is deeply passionate about crafting exceptional red wines, particularly juicy pinot noirs. After global adventures, she returned to Marlborough, earning her Bachelor's in Viticulture and Oenology from Lincoln in 2012. With diverse experience, including vintages in Marlborough, Waipara, the United States, and China, Krystal adopts a hands-off approach to highlight the purity and elegance of Pinot Noir. Beyond the vineyard, she indulges in ballet, sailing, paddle boarding, surfing, and theatre productions, mirroring the creativity she brings to winemaking.

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