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 2021
    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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  2. Forrest Estate 'The Doctors' Riesling 2021
    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. Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2021
    Classically crisp, world-renowned Marlborough style. Considered to be one of the best Sauvignons in Marlborough every year, Greywacke emphasise ripeness in the vineyard to produce a sophisticated and satisfying style of Sauvignon Blanc. Highly perfumed with ripe nectarine, lifted elderflower, ... Learn More
  4. Salmond Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020
    A single vineyard reserve wine from renowned winemaker, Rebecca Salmond- exclusive to United Cellars. Carefully handpicked from the Brancott Valley, this is a beautiful expression of Marlborough terrior. Mouth-watering aromas of passionfruit, lime and dried herb characteristics. A luscious palate, ... Learn More
  5. Forrest Estate Albarino 2021
    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
  6. Forrest Estate Chenin Blanc 2021
    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. Forrest Estate Botrytised Riesling 2017 (375ml)
    This delightful riesling benefits from picking 4-8 weeks after normal ripeness with a large portion of fruit affected by botrytis, aka noble rot. It balances the natural, zesty acidity of riesling with a rich, opulent palate, displaying notes of marmalade, ... Learn More
  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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