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...

Subregions of Marlborough

Popular Wineries in Marlborough View all

  • Te Whare Ra Wines Ltd

    Oldest boutique winery in Marlborough, Est. 1979. The name which is pronounced "tea far-ee ra" t...

  • Shepherds Ridge Vineyard

    The Shepherds Ridge Property The Vineyard Rarangi, in the north-eastern corner of the Waira...

  • Gravitas Wines

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

  • Mud House Wines

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

  • 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...

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Marlborough on Snooth

  • 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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    No written review

    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


  • Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2013

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    just ok; decent price but nothing outstanding Read More

    Wine review by noaer


  • Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2013

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    Black cherry on the nose and it donates the palate. Nice bit of acid to help balance but the lack of tannins leaves the impression of cherry cough syrup. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014

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    Herbal salad aromas of green pepper and spinach with some green apple showing through as well. Crisp and tart in the mouth with the green note continuing and being joined by a bit of honeysuckle and lemon with a round honeydew melon note to finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by manifestor


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