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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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

  • Gravitas Wines

    We have approximately 40 hectares (100 acres) of vineyards located in Marlborough, New Zealand’s...

  • Highfield Estate

    Highfield is a boutique Marlborough winery making ultra premium, food friendly wines for restaura...

  • Kim Crawford Wines

    One of the reasons why New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs have taken the world by storm. Delightful ...

  • Selaks Wines

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

  • Marlborough Grape Producers Wines

    LOCATED IN BLENHEIM, NEW ZEALAND, Marlborough Grape Producers Ltd was established in 2000 by a gr...

  • Konrad & Conrad

    Konrad Wines is fully owned by the Hengstler family, Konrad, Sigrun and their two sons, Conrad an...

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Marlborough on Snooth

  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Icon 2012

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    Fizzled out like a bad episode of the simpsons. The initial nose in the bowl was airy and fun. Crisp. However within a few minutes it fell flat on its face. Any hint of a good nose just kinda fell off. Tasting it initially was the same situation. Not bad. Zesty and clear, however the high acidity needs to be put in check. Didnt really en... Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Astrolabe Wines Pinot Gris Marlborough 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by bikerejs


  • Hey Aura,I am actually now the newest Snoothling I think (my term, so ... Zealand.  Get one from Marlborough region if you can, that's the best.  Crisp but at a level of floral perfume that is not equaled anywhere on the planet. Seeking out the "original" pure version of sauvignon blanc from France could also be worth your while.  Look for a wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand Wine 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Kim Crawford Pinot Noir New Zealand 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    A nice easy drinking crowd-pleaser - plenty of tingling acidity and tropical citrus flavors without veering too far into the more divisive Sauv Blanc characteristics. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Starborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    A bit understated with moderate fruit and lacks the powerful nose of the best. Good acid balance and good gooseberry nose. Lighter style. My rating-- 86. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Bohemian Wairau Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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    Lots of peas and tea leaves on the nose. Bright pineapple and lemon on the palate. This wine made for a great reduction, and it tastes good too. Read More

    Wine review by cma238


  • Pikorua Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    ok cooking wine. Not really a great drink. A bit harsh and sour. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


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