Marlborough put New Zealand on the international wine stage with its inimitable Sauvignon Blanc in the 1980s.
Over 20,000ha of vines (around 2/3 of the national total) are under the care of local wine producers, making it the country's largest wine region.
Marlborough wineries offer an incredibly diverse range of varieties, from elegant Pinot Noir to intense Chardonnay, and vivid Aromatics.
The diverse soils and meso-climates are revealing exciting new sub-regions, and it is within these unique sub-regions that Marlborough’s future lies.
Hailed as one of New Zealand’s most sunny and dry regions, Maori referred to the Wairau Valley as ‘Kei puta te Wairau’ – ‘The place with the hole in the cloud’.