Our place Marlborough
Marlborough is New Zealandís most renowned wine region, world famous for Sauvignon Blanc, producing 80 per cent of the countryís wines. Marlborough is one of the sunniest regions of New Zealand with its intense sunlight resulting in wines of great concentration and the long, dry growing seasons which allows beautiful aroma accumulation. Another great feature of Marlborough are the cool nights which provide grapes with naturally high acidity and consequently wines that age gracefully. The area has many wine tours, fine dining, ski slopes nearby and the Marlborough Sounds which is famous for seafood and fishing, boat charters and hiking tracks.
Marlborough is comprised of many small valleys, resulting from past glacial activity. The area can be broken up into three wine growing sub regions; The Wairau Valley (stony, sandy soil, warm and where the original Sauvignon Blanc grapes were planted), The Southern Valleys (clay soil, dryer, hotter and creating Pinot Noir of great depth and aging potential, and the Awatere Valley (slightly cooler with herbaceous wine styles).