Marlborough

When most people think of New Zealand wine, the first thing that comes to mind will be Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This one variety more than any other helped springboard New Zealand on to the world-wine scene.

The region is located on the northern end of the south island, nestled around the town of Blenheim, and for many years was a sheep region. It was Montana wines, who in 1973 planted the first vines in the region “too far south to grow good wine.” At the time the region was the southernmost region in the country, but nowadays Central Otago takes south to a whole new level.

Plenty of sunshine hours, relatively low rainfall and cool temperatures provide the perfect conditions for growing world-class Sauvignon Blanc the region is renowned for. Other whites grown include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Sparkling wines. Pinot Noir dominates the red varieties grown, though is typically lighter bodied than Central Otago or Martinborough Pinots.
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  1. Pretty Paddock Sauvignon Blanc 2020
    Sam Kim: "Fresh and inviting, the bouquet shows green apple, rockmelon, kiwifruit and lemon zest aromas." Gold NZ International Wine Show 2020- 2nd year running! Produced from a single vineyard in the Lower Wairau plains, which has belonged to the ... Learn More
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    Sam Kim
  2. Forrest Estate 'The Doctors' Riesling 2019
    From the stunning Marlborough region come a wine based on innovation and excellence. Drs John & Brigid Forrest have created this low alcohol wine with very select parcels of fruit that has earned critical acclaim ever since it's first release. A ... Learn More
  3. Clos Henri Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc 2019
    The 2019 vintage ushers in a fresh, balanced and expressive Sauvignon Blanc. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain fruit purity and flavour; it was then aged on fine yeast lees for three months. The aroma strikes a ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  4. Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2020
    Neal Martin: 91/100 " Pale lemon/green, it is fleshy, sweet-fruited and rounded, with generous, ripe tropical-fruit flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, and a dry, long finish." Classically crisp, world-renowned Marlborough style. Considered to be one of the best Sauvignons ... Learn More
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    Neal Martin
  5. Fromm Spatlese Riesling 2020
    James Suckling: "This nails the genre of intense, off-dry riesling and delivers mouthwatering white-peach and lime flavors with attractively fresh and fragrant style. Acidity is pitched in just right on the finish. Delicious!" Fromm's Spatlese Riesling offers a truly world ... Learn More
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  6. Forrest Estate Chenin Blanc 2019
    One of the world's noble grape varietals, grown in the Wairau River Valley. Classic ripe Chenin Blanc notes on the nose of vanilla custard, lemon curd, ripe green apple, lemon blossom and a hint of biscuity lees character. The taste; ... Learn More
  7. Odyssey Homer Pinot Noir 2018
    Created by New Zealand winemaking superstar Rebecca Salmond. High quality, single vineyard, artisanal wines from certified organic sites & made with minimal intervention. This is an appealing Pinot Noir displaying ripe red cherry, dried herb and spice characters on the nose. ... Learn More
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  8. Clos Henri "Petit Clos" Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Certified organic and meticulously run by the famous Sancerre wine growing family of Henri Bourgeois. The fruit was carefully selected from 3 different terroirs on the property and aged for 3 months on lees. Immediately refreshing and smooth, with flavours of apricot, ... Learn More
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  9. Greywacke Riesling 2019
    Bob Campbell: "Lime zest, white flowers, struck-flint, oyster-shell and green apple characters. The wine builds attractive sweet-and-sour tension. Power, purity and a mouth-watering finish." Made by the hugely respected Kevin Judd, founding winemaker at Cloudy Bay, the fruit for this ... Learn More
    Greywacke Riesling 2019
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  10. Greywacke Pinot Gris 2018
    Michael Cooper: "Still unfolding, the 2018 vintage is ripely scented and weighty, with concentrated stone-fruit and spice flavours, gentle sweetness, fresh acidity, and obvious potential for cellaring" A beautifully balanced, almost dry Pinot Gris from Marlborough's Brancott Valley. Beautiful, exotic aromatics ... Learn More
    Greywacke Pinot Gris 2018
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  11. Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2017
    Clos Herni's flagship wine, certified organic and meticulously run by the famous Sancerre wine growing family of Henri Bourgeois. Aged on lees for 8 months, only 10% seeing French oak, this wine retains great freshness & tension. Complex and layered with flavours of ... Learn More
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  12. Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Neal Stock: 94/100 "This has a clever, complex nose, offering aromas of gunflint, herbs and lime peel with a grassy edge. The palate has a very textural and layered feel with rich peach and pear flavours that lead to a dry, ... Learn More
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    Nick Stock
  13. Greywacke Chardonnay 2017
    Bob Campbell: 94/100 "Elegant, lively chardonnay with ginger, toasted nut, white peach, citrus-lime and some struck flint savoury character. A clever interplay of fruit and winemaking artefact." An enticing combination of pink grapefruit, burnt orange and white nectarine mingles with more ... Learn More
    Greywacke Chardonnay 2017
    NZ$41.99 Per item
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    Bob Campbell MW
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  14. Greywacke Pinot Noir 2018
    Bob Campbell: "Elegant, fragrant, almost ethereal pinot noir with violet, cherry and red fruit flavours, plus a seasoning of spices and nutty oak." Marlborough is now a serious contender among any list of NZ's best Pinot Noirs. The fruit for ... Learn More
    Greywacke Pinot Noir 2018
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  15. Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
    Bob Campbell: 93/100 "A very good example of Marlborough pinot noir with red fruits, a suggestion of floral and attractive spicy oak that flatters rather than competes with winemaker artefact." James Suckling: 93/100 "Very layered and all seamlessly integrated with bright red ... Learn More
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