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    Artisan Wines from Marlborough, New Zealand

New Zealand’s endemic falcon – the ‘Kārearea’ – is proudly displayed on every bottle of Lake Chalice wine.


A native to the Marlborough region but rarely seen, Kārearea favour the remote mountains and foothills of the upper Awatere and Wairau valleys.

Once prolific to the region, today Kārearea are threatened due to introduced pests, persecution and electrocution. To help prevent further damage to such a magnificent and endemic raptor, Lake Chalice Wines work closely with the Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust on the Kārearea Release Program to repopulate our native falcon back into the Marlborough wilderness.

The Kārearea or endemic New Zealand Falcon


Class: Aves

Species: Falco novaeseelandiae

Wingspan: 45cm

Top Speed: 200kph

Population: 5000-8000 threatened

Sub Species: Bush, Eastern & South Island Falcon


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About Lake Chalice

Lake Chalice Wines is one of the few remaining privately and locally owned wine companies in New Zealand and is located in the country's main wine-growing region, Marlborough.
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The Lake Chalice wine brand, including vineyards, has been purchased by family-owned Marlborough winery, Saint Clair Family Estate.

Lake Chalice was awarded the Reserve Wine of the Show at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015 for the Lake Chalice Raptor Chardonnay 2014.

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