Situated at the top of the South Island, the Marlborough region is about world-famous wines, fresh seafood, and diverse landscapes, from valleys of vines to pristine sheltered waterways.
Located at the top of New Zealand's South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine region. Situated not far from the Cook Strait to the north and with the Pacific Ocean to the east, the sunny and dry maritime climate contributes to the complexity of the grapes grown in this special region.
First planted commercially in the early 1970’s, Marlborough has three main grape growing subregions, each with distinctive soils, landscapes and climate characteristics. These subregions are made up of the Wairau Valley, Southern Valleys and Awatere Valley.
A combination of a cool yet high sunshine climate, low rainfall and free-draining, moderately fertile soil produces distinctively vivid wines. Marlborough’s wine portfolio includes a huge range of varieties, including world-renowned Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Sparkling wines, to name a few.