Marlborough Wine

 

While wines from Marlborough, in New Zealand’s South Island, have only come into prominence recently, there is actually a wine-making history in that region that dates back to the 1870s. Meadowbank Farm Manager David Herd planted Muscatel in a parcel of land in the Fairhall/Brancott area that became very well regarded. Though he died in 1905, his vineyard continued to produce until the 1930s. A few other small wineries also began to crop up during the late 1800s into the early part of the 20th century.
 
But it wasn't until 1973, when Frank Yukich of Auckland’s Montana Wines selected Marlborough for its expansion efforts. He saw the potential of this region, with sunny days and cool nights that ensure a long growing season and well balanced grapes. The success of his endeavors prompted other wineries to follow, many of them international enterprises. One of the most notable of these is Australia’s Cape Mentelle, who established the widely successful Cloudy Bay Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Marlborough View all

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Marlborough

Popular Wineries in Marlborough View all

  • Whitehaven Wine Company Ltd

    Whitehaven Wine Company was established in 1994 by majority shareholders, Greg and Sue White, and...

  • Allan Scott Family Winemakers

    Allan Scott Wines & Estates Ltd is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery group. The c...

  • Framingham Wine Company Limited

    Framingham Wines Limited derives its name from the village of Framingham, located in Southern Nor...

  • Cloudy Bay Vineyards

    Cloudy Bay has been the benchmark New Zealand wine, from the iconic New Zealand winemaker Kevin J...

  • New harbor

    Marlborough, on the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, is the country’s premier appellat...

  • Mud House Wines

    Mud House is a winery specializing in growing and crafting cool-climate pinot noir and sauvignon ...

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Marlborough on Snooth

  • Cairnbrae Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012

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    amazing Read More

    Wine review by NewYorkersForDais


  • Giesen Riesling 2013

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    Light petrol and green apple aromas with some orange blossom. Melon and peach flavors are bordering on off-dry with some tangerine juice and pink grapefruit. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Giesen Pinot Gris 2014

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    Peach and honey aromas are inviting and quite pronounced. Clean palate of sugared lemon, tart lemon and a tart acidity with a bit of a melon note coming through under the acidity which is quite fresh in the front of the mouth. The finish is a bit hot with a neutral wooded note. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tohu Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by stachlaw


  • Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by lindiwe69


  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by ALICEPEARL


  • Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    A bit fruitier than the 13 vintage, still has nice acidity with a pineapple finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014

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    Yum Read More

    Wine review by peskycat1


  • Jules Taylor Gruner Veltliner 2013

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    Candied orange, peach and jolly rancher on back palate. With a bit of time there is a cheesy quality that develops that I'm not a huge fan of. Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2009

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    Wine review by ArchieBorealis


  • Where can I buy Oyster Bay Sauvignon blanc in Indianapolis?

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  • Just spent 7 days in marlborough for the 2010 wine festival and a bit of winery touring. It was absolutely wonderful...if you can ever get there...go!

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