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

  • Villa Maria Estate Ltd

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

  • Allan Scott Family Winemakers

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

  • Te Whare Ra Wines Ltd

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

  • Konrad & Conrad

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

  • 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...

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Marlborough on Snooth

  • Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2009

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Grapefruit on the nose, grapefruit on the palate; smooth and easy to drink. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Oyster Bay Chardonnay Marlborough 2013

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    A bright, but tart start, then a bit of spice/wood, then apricot and lemon. Very little oak.13.5% alcohol with a very pale gold straw color. A bit of alcohol fire with subsequent sips. Overall, a well priced summer quaffer. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Ribbonwood Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Twin Islands Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Lots of cut grass and lime greets the nose along with a hint of white pepper. This is juicy and bright in the mouth with just a hint of fleshiness and relatively pure flavors of lime and gooseberry accented with a touch of green herb. A refreshing style that is simple yet bright with a lovely, refreshingly citrus limeade finish. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Twin Islands Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Intensely aromatic with that classic gooseberry, cut grass, asparagus and ... ... and ... nose that typifies Marlborough Sauvies. Bright and juicy on the palate with good energy and attractive complexity to the asparagus and green pea framed fruit flavors that hint at peach then receded back into a more classic grapefruit and lime profile. Fi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... in their ... Rangi 2000 Marlborough Pinot Noir  |  3 in stock  |  $19.99 Ata Rangi 2001 Marlborough Pinot Noir  |  5 in stock  |  $19.99 Avignonesi 1997 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Grande Annata  |  3 in stock  |  $34.99 Baumard 1990 Coteaux du Layon S... Read More

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  • Kim Crawford Chardonnay Marlborough Unoaked 2013

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    Wine review by RandyFisher


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