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 »

View More

Popular wines made in Marlborough under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

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...

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

Subregions of Marlborough

Popular Wineries in Marlborough View all

  • Villa Maria Estate Ltd

    Villa Maria is one of New Zealand's leading winemakers. Founded in 1961 by its current owner a...

  • Oyster Bay Wines

    Internationally-recognised for producing "elegant, assertive wines with glorious fruit flavours",...

  • Mud House Wines

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

  • Dog Point Vineyards

    Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable wine-growing experience of Ivan and Margaret Sutherl...

  • Foxes Island Wines Ltd

    Foxes Island Wines are named after the site at which they are made. In earlier times this "island...

  • Selaks Wines

    When Marino Selak first arrived in New Zealand from his native Croatia in 1906, there were a f...

Page 1 of 286

Marlborough on Snooth

  • Discovery Point Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

    Snoothrank:

    Cool and herbal aromas of lemongrass, sweet basil and fruit notes of lemon and grapefruit. Tart fruit showing on entry, mostly grapefruit and lemon with some melon flavors coming through on the mid palate where a soft acidity creates a creamy texture through to a tight finish of light herb. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Light bodied with grapefruit, tropical notes, a dash of minerality and a whole bunch of acidity. Drink now - 84 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Snapper Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by trohk


  • Kono Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by effell


  • Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Binny's 6/2017. Mary loved it and I was very close to saying the same. NZ, just does not export crap. Other countries can learn from their system. California, gets a pass, although they could secede from the Union and would then have to compete with a better value product at the low end of the price scale. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Binny's 6/2017. I found this bottle in the wine rack and it was 1/3 gone. Did I put it in there that way? It has a screw top so I wasn't sure, it opened a little to easily so I must have had a glass or two and put it back. No leakage around the wine rack. Bizarre. Anyway, we finished in South Haven on the beach, and like most NZ wines the value ... Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Snoothrank:

    Herbal lemongrass and green pepper aromas with fresh citrus notes that are quite aromatic. Fresh and lively on the palate, this is emblematic of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - herbal, citrusy and expressive with warm fruit and zesty acidity, finishing clean and light with lengthy grassy notes. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Nice Zinfandel EM.  I haven't tried that one yet.We drove over to ... ... to ... Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough New Zealand, and a Sancerre from the Loire Valley in France) with the crab and a prosecco with the oysters.  I think Sandra had a Sauvignon Blanc but I'm not sure now.   The meal was quite tasty and they even threw in a free espre... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

    Snoothrank:

    Delightful peach and ripe green apple aromas with jalapeño and fresh herbs on the nose. This is tart, zesty and refreshing with a bowlful of acidity, juicy lime, grapefruit and golden berry and a wooded, herbal barky note towards the finish that ends on lime zest and pineapple. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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

    Comment by 529391debbyholton 529391 debbyholton


  • 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!

    Comment by 392354williamduensing 392354 williamduensing


  • New image uploaded to this page.

    Page modification by 242550Sileni 242550 Sileni


  • Description edited for this page.

    Page modification by 242550Sileni 242550 Sileni


  • Description added for this page.

    Page modification by 242550Sileni 242550 Sileni


1 2 3 4 5  ...  286 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Recent Forum PostsView all


Marlborough wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network