Marlborough wines New Zealand-& list of wineries

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Marlborough wines New Zealand are some of the most popular recent New World wines worldwide, which are produced by 176 different wineries, the Sauvignon blanc variety is specifically recognized as literally “World class”.

The Marlborough wine region is the largest region within New Zealand and produces 75% of the Countries wine production and accounts for 85% of the Countries wine exports.

The region is situated in the north-east of the South Island, the vineyards are concentrated around the Blenheim and Seddon townships. Please see the below map.


Some Background

The first vines were planted as early as 1870’s although commercial winemaking began in 1973 when Montana wines planted their large-scale vineyards when at the time Ne4w Zealand’s largest producer was Brancott Estate which is owned by Pernod Ricard.

By the early 1980’s the Marlborough region was producing some fantastic sauvignon blanc and particularly Cloudy Bay Vineyards gained International attention and acclaim for the Countries wine and even stated that they were what some consider to be producing some of the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc this was written by George Taber journalist and entrepreneur within the ‘www.’ (wonderful world of wine). Other famous wine officiado’s have also made wonderful accolades about the quality of Marlborough wines and especially the Sauvignon Blanc.

Wines types in Marlborough

As we know Marlborough region is most famous for Sauvignon Blanc however this is not the only wines type produced in the region and the following are also used to produce some great wines, please see the following type produced in popularity order:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Riesling
  • Gewertzraminer

Marlborough Wineries

The following is a complete list of the 176 different wineries that from Marlborough.

3sixty2 Haha Wine Riverby Estate
A&K Wine Hans Herzog Estate Rock Ferry Wines
Allan Scott Family Winemakers Hawksdrift Wines Rongopai Wines
Antmoore Hennessy Hall Wine Company Rusty Bell Wines
Astrlabe Wines Highfield Teravin Sacred Hill Wines
Auntsfield Estate Hillersden Estate Saint Clair Family Estate
Awatere River Homer Wines Selaks
Babich Wines Huia Vineyards and Hunky Dory Wines Seresin Estate
Ballochdale Estate Hunter’s Wines Sileni Estates
Barker’s Marque Wines Indevin Small and Small
Black Cottage Invivo Wines Snapper Rock Wines
Bladen Wines Isabel Estate Soderberg Wines Ltd
Black Canvas Jackson Estate Soho Wine Co
Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant Johanneshof Cellars Spring Creek Estate
Cable Bay Vineyards Jules Tayley Wines Spy Valley Wines
Catalina Sounds Kelly Eashington Wines Staete Landt
Caythorpe Family Estate Kim Crawford Stanlet Estates Ltd
Churton Kimura Cellars Starborough Family Estate
Cirro Wines Kono Steve Bird
Clarke Estate Konrad Sugar Loaf Wines
Cilifford Bay Lake Chalice Wines Summerhouse
Clos Henri Vineyard Lawson’s Dry Hills Winery Supper Club Wines
Clos Marguerite Lismore Wines Tarras Vineyards
Cloud No.9 Estate Little Black Stone Te Pa Wines
Cloudy Bay Lobster Reef Wines Tw Whare Ra Wines  (TWR)
Constellation Brands Loveblock Ten Sisters
Coopers Creek Vineyard Lowlands Wines The Coterie
Craggy Range Mahi The Crossings
Crighton Estate Map Maker The Darling Wines
Dashwood Marisco Vineyards The Delta Wine Company
Deep Down Marlborough Grape Growers Cooperative The Wine Portfolio
Delegat Marlborough Vines Tiki Wine & Vineyards
Dog Point Vineyard Marlborough Vinters Ltd Tinpot Hut
Drylands Wines Matakana Estate Tohu
Duck Hunter Wines Matua Wines Toi Toi Wines
Durvillea Wines McBride-Sillig Vineyard Tom Eddy Winery
Eaton Wines Misty Cove Wine Group Totara Wines
Emerald Wines Moana Park Estate Winery Tua Marina Vineyards
EP Wines Ltd Mohua Wines Tupari Wines
Eradus Monkey Bay Twin Islands Wine
Esk Valley Estate Mount Fishtail Two Rivers
Fairbourne Estate Mount Riley Wines Two Tracks
Fairhall Downs Estate Wines Mud House Wines Vandal
Fern Ridge Wine Nautilus Estate Vavasour
Fino Valley Wines New Zealand Wineries Vicarage Lane Wines
Folium Vineyard No1 Family Estate Villa Maria Estate
Forrest Wines Nobilo VinLink Marlborough
Four Hawk Day Wines Novum Wines Vinultra
Foxes Island O:TU & Co Waipare Hills
Framingham Wines O’Dwyers Creek Vineyard Wairau River Wines
Fromm Winery Odyssey Wines Walnut Block Wines
Gem Oyster Bay Whitehaven Wines
Georges Michel Wine Estate Paua Bay Wines Windrush Organic Vineyard
Gibson Bridge Pear Tree Wines Wine Brokers New Zealand
Giesen Wines Pernod Ricard New Zealand Wither Hills
Goldschmidt Vineyards Ra Nui Wines Wyebrook Estate
Goldwater Wines Limited Rapaura Springs Yealands Estate
Greywacke Red Deer Wine Zephyr
Grove Mill Winery Rimapere Vineyards



The following list of popular winesfrom Marlborough however this is not exhaustive as stated there are 176 wineries producing hundreds of wines.

Topping the list is no other than Cloudy Bay the winery that first set up commercially and you guessed it the wine is Sauvignon Blanc which the Marlborough region is most famous for. All the wines listed have accumulated and average scores from several critics with a score as high as 87 pointsor above.

  • Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
  • Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc
  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
  • Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cloudy by Pinot Noir (red)
  • Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc
  • Villa Maria Private bin Sauvignon Blanc
  • Dog Point Vineyard Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cloudy Bay Chardonnay
  • Waipapa Bay Sauvignon Blanc
  • Mud House Sauvignon Blanc
  • Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc
  • Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc
  • Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc
  • Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc
  • Babich Wines Sauvignon Blanc
  • Dog Point Pinot Noir (red)
  • Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc
  • Giesen Sauvignon Blanc
  • Yealands Sauvignon Blanc
  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sileni Estates Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc
  • Hans Greyl Sauvignon Blanc
  • Russian Jack Sauvignon Blanc

The following list ofbest wines from Marlborough, all the wines listed have accumulated and average scores from several critics with a score as high as 91 pointsor above.

  • Framingham – F Series Riesling Auslese
  • Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Chardonnay
  • Fromm Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir (red)
  • Seresin Sun and Moon Pinot Noir (red)
  • Dog Point Vineyard Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc
  • Framingham Noble Selection Riesling
  • Framingham Select Riesling
  • Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc
  • Giesen ‘The Fuder’ Clayvin Chardonnay
  • Seresin Marama Sauvignon Blanc
  • Greywacke Chardonnay
  • Cloudy Bay Late Harvest Riesling
  • Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Pinot Noir (red)
  • Fromm Fromm Vineyard Syrah (red)
  • Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc
  • Fromm Fromm Vineyard Malbec (red)
  • Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc
  • TWR Te Whare Ra ‘M’ Riesling
  • Giesen The Brothers Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
  • Fromm Riesling Spatlese
  • Hans Herzog Family Estate Mountepulciano (red)
  • Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir (red)
  • TWR Te Whare Ra SV5182 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir (red)
  • Framingham F-Series Old Vine Riesling
  • Nautilus Estate Chardonnay

If Sauvigon Blanc is high up your list of wines you like to drink then there is no better region than Marlborough to acquire and drink some fantastic wines and I have to say on my bucket list is a trip to a few of the different vineyards in Marlborough.

If you have any feedback about Marlborough wines that you have tried out or any questions about the ones mentioned in this article, please leave your comments below.



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