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The Dog Point name hails back to the first European settlers of Marlborough and the introduction of Sheep. There were very few fences and the Sheep dogs would often get lost. These dogs ended up by forming a pack of wild pack that would attack flocks of sheep. Their meeting place was a hill overlooking the Wairau Plains and it was known as Dog Point. The winery is a partnership between Ivan and Margaret Sutherland and James and Wendy Healey.
Dog Point Location
Dog Point can be found at the Northern tip of the South Island, located in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. The vines enjoy consistent sunshine, low rainfall and cool nights that enables enormous flavour progression. Fruit is sourced from selected vineyard plantings dating back to the late 1970's. These older well-established vines are situated on free draining silty clay loams and supplemented with fruit from closely planted hillside vines.
Dog Point Wine Styles
The Dog Point range include the varieties that thrive in the region, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir as well as Chardonnay.
Dog Point Wine Brands
Currently one brand under the Dog Point Range . Although the Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from one specific area of the vineyard and produces a Sauvignon Blanc with more yellow fruit characters. In the winery it sees extended lees contact in aged oak producing a finely textured Sauvignon with a difference.
|Wine Region||Marlborough, New Zealand|
|Wine Maker||Phillip Broderick|
The Dog Point Chardonnay is an up-market white that’s worth seeking out. It’s light in colour and has a shy nose offering citrus fruit aromas and nutty oak characters, but it’s all class in the mouth. It has a great balance of ripe stone fruit and...
One sniff of this white is all you need to know it’s a Kiwi savvy, as its nose reeks of freshly cut grass and ripe tropical fruits. These characters flood its intensely flavoured palate, with tangy lemon-citrus flavours and crisp acidity giving it...
Appearance: Straw green. Nose: Intense yellow fruits and aromatic nuances of white flowers are integrated with a degree of minerality against a background of lees complexity. Palate: Unique full bodied sauvignon with considerable depth an...