Overview and specs

Potted vines are grafted to order and are grafted and dispatched in the same year. These vines are delivered to you green and growing, ready to plant straight into your vineyard. Potted vines could be a good solution for if you are trying to establish your vineyard one season quicker than waiting for dormant vines, which take a whole growing season before they can be delivered from the field nursery.

Potted vines do however need more attention than a dormant vine when planting, and during their management for the first season. The vines are delivered to you already hardened off and ready to plant straight into the vineyard. Watering is essential for potted vines as they are planted during summer, when new, tender plants need the most nutrition.

There are thousands of combinations of variety, clone and rootstock which can be grafted specifically for you. Riversun has the most extensive range of scionwood in New Zealand from Standard clones through to the exclusive ENTAV-INRA® and Premium Import varieties (view all varieties and clones here).

All of Riversun’s grafted grapevines are produced under two certification standards; NZ Winegrowers Grafted Grapevine Standard (NZW GGS), and our own internationally recognised HACCP standard which covers more than 18 of critical processes within Riversun. Both standards essentially cover:

  • Trueness to type
  • Known virus status
  • Physical specifications and quality
  • Tracability and tracking

While the NZW GGS covers only Leafroll 3 (GLRa V-3), an economically significant disease, Riversun recognises that other known diseases can also have significant affect in the vineyard, therefore our vines are tested under the HACCP standard for a minimum of 4 viruses, including Grapevine Leafroll 1, 2 and 3 and Grapevine Virus A (GVA).

For more please see our certification page.



  • Pot is 12cm high x 8cm square tapering to 6cm square at the base
  • Height of vines is a minimum of 20cm
  • Pots will be full of root mass

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