Clifford Bay Estate Ltd

+64 3 5757481 26 Rapaura Road
Blenheim,
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Eric and Beverley Bowers formed Clifford Bay in 1994 after recognising early that the Awatere Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand was a region of great winemaking promise. Along with partners Graham and Thelma Cains and Chris Wilson the vineyard was established on the banks of the beautiful Awatere River that flows from its birth in the high country alpine basins. Since the first award winning vintage in 1997, Clifford Bay has continued to produce exceptional wines from our own and several premium vineyards located in the Awatere Valley. Our latest Sauvignon Blanc continues a proud tradition of every vintage we have produced winning Gold Medals. The Marlborough region is widely recognised as producing the best Sauvignon Blanc the world has to offer and the Awatere Valley is becoming widely recognised for its own distinct Marlborough flavour. The climate is punctuated with cool nights and dry sunny days offering the grapes a long slow ripening period which in turn produces very aromatic and intensely Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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  • Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Love this Sauvignon. Good taste. Great price. Read More

    Wine review by Sally White46


  • Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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    My Rating 87: I'm not a fan of white wines! This has a nice nose of Apple aroma which also shows up in the taste. The body is dry as it should be . The wine overall very drinkable.Price was good at Costco. On sale for under $ 7.- Read More

    Wine review by Wolle


  • Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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    Clifford Bay has become my go to Sauvignon Blanc, as I am recovering Kim Crawford addict. Hailing from the renowned Awatere Valley, adding tropical flavors along with crisp and smooth minerality. This wine has room-filling aromas of guava, grapefruit and hints of moist grass. On the palate this wine's bursts with flavors of tropical and citrus f... Read More

    Wine review by YouBooze


  • Clifford Bay Pinot Noir Marlborough 2009

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    This wine is a bright ruby color. Spiced French oak undertones support flavors of plum and dark cherry. Supple tannins complement the intense fruit flavor. Read More

    Wine review by Mimi Kim


  • Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Big Kiwi Chef


  • Clifford Bay Pinot Noir Marlborough 2009

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    My Rating 88: Light well balance nose, could be stronger.Body is firm good acid and very well balanced with fine tannins and a strong Pinot taste. Price is about $ 10 and OK.With a more powerful nose I would rate the wine 90 or better. Read More

    Wine review by Wolle


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  • Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Clifford Bay Reserve 2008

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    Amazing depth for a sauvignon blanc. all the crisp clean gooseberry and citrus notes you would expect from a Kiwi SB but it has a great minerality and flinty finish that lasts in the mouth. Read More

    Wine review by DomTaylor


  • Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Clifford Bay Reserve 2008

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    Superb wine - very classy. Read More

    Wine review by timbw


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