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...

  • 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...

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  • Coopers Creek

    “One of the most complete and interesting visit and tastings I made while in New Zealand was to t...

  • Foxes Island Wines Ltd

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

  • Dog Point Vineyards

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

  • Cloudy Bay Vineyards

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

  • Marlborough Grape Producers Wines

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

  • Kim Crawford Wines

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

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Marlborough on Snooth

  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2010

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Sunday Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Fire Road Pinot Noir 2013

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    Fire Road Pinot Noir Marlborough 201313.5% Alc Toast, heat and unripe cherry aromas open for this on the nose. There's a bit of an herbal green leaf quality on the nose as well. Medium-light in body, with unripe cherry, raspberry, and cranberry. Good acidity lifts the palate but the tannins are not as in balance as they could be. There's a sligh... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Okiwa Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    Great Value from NZ not too grassy and great fruit on the nose and follow thru on the palate. this more tropical fruits than grapefruit on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by vino vino1


  • Nobilo Regional Collection Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014

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    Melon on the nose. Fruity in the palate with balancing acidity and a slightly bitter finish, Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Vintage GB


  • Fault Line Pinot Noir 2013

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    Light and dusty aromas have a hint of rose petal and some cherry blossom with notes of blueberry. Packs a load of acidity in the mouth, quite tart with mostly red fruit flavors of black cherry and ripe raspberry. Finishes with a wash of tar and toast. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Wine review by Liandra160


  • The basement guest room is all finished today.  I invested about 21 hours ... ... that actually comes from Marlborough, New Zealand this afternoon (it's not so bad really).Have you guys / gals ever wondered about that picture that is constantly in the background of the pictures I take on my workbench?  That's Sandra of course.  It was taken in... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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    One of the best Sauvignon Blancs I have had, surprisingly Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


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