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. Tempest Cove Zesty Savvy 2019
    Exclusively produced for United Cellars by Luke Miller, carefully selected from a single vineyard site in the Awatere Valley. Bright aromatics of tropical fruits, lemon grass & chalky minerality. A full mouthfeel, with zesty acidity carrying tropical & citrus flavours to a ... Learn More
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  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. Uc Selections Sauvignon Blanc By Rebecca Salmond 2018
    Made exclusively for United Cellars by New Zealand winemaking superstar Rebecca Salmond. High quality, single vineyard, artisanal wines from certified organic sites & made with minimal intervention. Mouth-watering & intensely flavoured, with notes of passion-fruit, feijoa, lime & capsicum. A pure, terroir driven ... Learn More
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  5. 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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  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
  8. Forrest Estate Albarino 2019
    The classic Spanish white varietal with a NZ twist. Vibrant acidity, white peach, winter cole pear, apricots and quince, with an orange zest undertone. It’s full and textural, yet refreshing and nicely balanced, with drying minerality to finish. ... Learn More
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  9. Uc Selections Sauvignon Blanc By Matt Thomson 2019
    Made exclusively for United Cellars by New Zealand winemaking superstars Matt & Sophie Thomson. A hand picked, single-vineyard wine with ripe tropical-fruit flavours, showing excellent delicacy and depth. The nose is elegant with finely concentrated, deeply penetrating aromas of pungent passionfruit ... Learn More
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  10. 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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  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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    Sam Kim
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