About the Marlborough Wine Region
Located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough's picturesque landscape boasts record sunshine hours and the largest wine growing region in New Zealand.
The Wairau River Basin has been transformed from an intensive horticultural, sheep farming and cropping area to a wine industry experiencing unbelievable growth. As a result of the burgeoning wine industry, Marlborough has achieved recognition as one of the most progressive and prosperous centres of New Zealand.
Many varieties of grape are grown here including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Reisling and Gewurztraminer. However, it is especially recognised for its production of its unsurpassed Sauvignon Blanc. This quality wine demonstrates Marlborough's aspirations by achieving top awards and acolades throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and America.