WE'VE BEEN MAKING MARLBOROUGH FAMOUS FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS

Frank Yukich, our Managing Director at the time, uttered these prophetic words at Brancott Vineyard, Marlborough in August 1973.

Located on the north-eastern tip of the South Island, the sunny, vineyard-covered region of Marlborough is our home. Since the time of Frank’s famous quote above, Marlborough has become the most highly-regarded grape growing region in New Zealand – in no small part due to the unique flavours and success of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Our Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was awarded in its first vintage - and today, continues to be awarded around the world. Indulging our curiosity, we were first to plant Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough and first to introduce the world to flavours not experienced before. This wine has since become our country’s most successful global wine style and has changed the course of New Zealand’s wine industry forever.

In most years, Marlborough is the sunniest part of New Zealand, with the proximity of snow-capped peaks and a relatively large landmass causing sharp drops in temperature at night. This high diurnal temperature variation locks in unusually high levels of acidity in some grape varieties, most notably Sauvignon Blanc - and without compromising flavour development, is a key ingredient in the success of Marlborough wines.

Apart from our signature Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough also excels in the production of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling in particular.

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