New Zealand's largest and best known winegrowing area



When the first Marlborough vines were planted in 1973 few people predicted that the region would become New Zealand's largest and best known winegrowing area in little more than 20 years. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is acclaimed worldwide - the single varietal makes up approximately 85% of the region’s wine production and more than two thirds of New Zealand's Sauvignon Blanc vines are planted in this region.

Located on the upper East Coast of the South Island, Marlborough is one of New Zealand’s sunniest and driest areas. The free-draining, alluvial loams over gravelly subsoils in the Wairau Valley provides ideal growing conditions. In these bright but relatively cool climate conditions, the grapes have the advantage of a long, slow, flavour intensifying ripening period resulting in highly acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling.