The most common grapes you will find on wineries in Wairarapa are:
Red Varieties: Syrah, Pinot Noir;
White Varieties: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc;
Based on a thorough scientific study from the 1970s, which showed that its soil and climate are ideal for growing Pinot Noir in Wairarapa. Today, Pinot Noir is the flagship red wine of the region, although there are also strong dry white wines from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.