Marlborough, New Zealand Wine Region

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Latitude 41° / 38’S
Altitude 25 - 75 m
Growing Season Rainfall 300 mm
Mean January Temperature 17.7°C
Harvest Mid March to late April
Wineries 188
Website www.wine-marlborough.co.nz

About Marlborough, New Zealand

When you think Marlborough, you think Sauvignon Blanc. Never has a region become so synonymous with a varietal that it has almost become its own brand. These zesty, passionfruit wines single-handedly took Chardonnay’s market share in Australia in ...

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When you think Marlborough, you think Sauvignon Blanc. Never has a region become so synonymous with a varietal that it has almost become its own brand. These zesty, passionfruit wines single-handedly took Chardonnay’s market share in Australia in the early 2000s, and continue to do so today.

Positioned in the northern-eastern end of the South Island, the first commercial vines were planted in Marlborough in 1973 by industry giant Montana (now Brancott Estate). However, it wasn’t until 1985 that Marlborough was recognised, and Cloudy Bay put it on the map with, of course, Sauvignon Blanc. Today, around 50% of plantings in Marlborough is Sauvignon Blanc which accounts for 85% of New Zealand’s Savvy production. Pinot Noir has just pipped Chardonnay for the next largest plantings with Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Syrah bringing up the rear.

Marlborough’s main sub-regions are Wairau and Awatere Valley. The climate is relatively cool, but the area does experience sunny, dry summers that makes irrigation essential. The soil profile tends to be free-draining alluvial loams over a gravelly subsoil that is of low fertility providing ideal conditions for vines. The main challenge for Marlborough is spring frosts that can mark the arrival of wind fans and helicopters to circulate the air and minimise damage to the fruit.

The white wine styles of Marlborough, especially Sauvignon Blanc, can be identified by their pungent passionfruit, tropical and herbaceous characters. Marlborough is now trying to build a reputation for its Pinot Noirs that tend be tight in structure with an abundance of cherry and plum fruit. It is also worth mentioning that Marlborough produces some decent sparkling wines that are rich and full-bodied.

Vintage Ratings

2001
9
EXCELLENT
10
OUTSTANDING
2002
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2003
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2004
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2005
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2006
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2007
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2008
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2009
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2010
10
OUTSTANDING
10
OUTSTANDING
2011
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

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Wineries

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2012 Stoneleigh Marlborough Pinot Noir

This svelte pinot noir from Stoneleigh is just the thing if you are looking for a lighter-bodied red you can put a slight chill on. Attractive arom...

Winery: Stoneleigh | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $19.00 | OUR PRICE : $16.50
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2011 Te Whare Ra Riesling D

Organically grown and pretty dry is the theme with this ravishing rizza out of EnZed. It's a fragrant, juicy number that shows scents of jasmine, l...

Winery: Te Whare Ra | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2008 Daisy Rock Marlborough Pinot Noir

New Zealand are putting out some smashing Pinot Noir at the moment and this is a fine example - all soft and silky yet still with powerful fruit fl...

Winery: Maven | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Pinot Noir

Martinborough in the course of 20 vintages have become famous for their hauntingly brilliant Pinot Noir and now you can see what all the fuss is ab...

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2012 Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Whilst Kim himself has left the building (the winery building that is. He has another label now) his eponymous wine brand continues on merrily, in ...

Winery: Kim Crawford | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Stanrock Pinot Gris

This Pinot Gris shows a minerality typical of the Awatere Terroir, layers of pears, green apple and gentle citrus notes, with a good palate weight ...

Winery: Stanley Estates | Region: Marlborough
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2011 Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir

Villa Maria almost dominate the New Zealand wine scene with an amazing range of wines and vineyards. This Pinot is sourced from the Wairau and Awat...

Winery: Villa Maria | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc

This is a cracking example of savvy, but don't expect the usual smash in the face with passionfruits that you normally get - this is a different be...

Winery: Dog Point | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2010 Villa Maria Private Bin Syrah

Villa Maria has become one of the most awarded Kiwi wineries, drawing on vineyard holdings spread all over the country. This wine, made with fruit ...

Winery: Villa Maria | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 Hunter's Wines Marlborough Pinot Noir

It's not often you find a pinot noir for under $25, but NZ has come through with this fruity, medium-bodied, highly glugable offering. Aromas of da...

Winery: Hunters Wines | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Hunter's Wines Marlborough Pinot Gris

Once again, we have an off-dry style of white from Hunter's Wines, but this time it's a pinot gris. Aromas of stone fruits, pears and jasmine flora...

Winery: Hunters Wines | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Yealands Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Sustainable has become a buzzword for many wineries and Peter Yealand was responsible for the first sustainable winery of its kind in New Zealand. ...

Winery: Yealands | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2013 Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Gris

Is Pinot Gris the great white hope for New Zealand after the flood of Sauvignon Blanc? If it tastes as good as this then we’d happily do a swap for...

Winery: Villa Maria | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Clifford Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

We are focused on preserving both varietal character and regional accuracy in all of our wines. Our winemaking regime emphasizes the freshness, ba...

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2009 Mahi Twin Valleys Gewurztraminer

The Mahi story is a dream fulfilled for Brian and Nicola Bicknell who had a vision to make wines in their country after long stints working oversea...

Winery: Mahi | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Made from fruit sourced from the Marlborough sub-region of the Wairay Valley, it is like the Saint Clair estate savvy turned up to eleven! Everythi...

Winery: Saint Clair Estate | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2013 Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Wine is a truly family affair for the Scott family who have been making wine in Marlborough since the early 90’s. Allan was responsible for plantin...

Winery: Allan Scott Estate | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc

There is Marlborough Savvy and then there is Te Koko – the most recognisable Savvy in the world. Big, bold, huge Sauvignon Blanc with lashing of sw...

Winery: Cloudy Bay | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2013 Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc

If the term ‘Squeal like a pig’ gives you instant flashbacks to the movie Deliverance then we can help you with some vinous therapy. This is not th...

Winery: Squealing Pig | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
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2012 Secret Stone Marlborough Chardonnay

Value plus is where Secret Stone pitches itself. Taking its name from a precious greenstone found in riverbeds in Marlborough, this green hued wine...

Winery: Secret Stone | Region: Marlborough| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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