Marlborough is the largest winegrowing region in New Zealand, and world-famous for the perfect climate and soil conditions which help to produce its award-winning Sauvignon Blanc. On this site, you can find an exploration of the different wines produced in the region, some of its famous vineyards and the best-guided tours available.
Amazingly, the ripening period of the grapevines is prolonged by the great variation between warm sun-filled days and crisp nights. These climate factors produce a powerful flavour and aroma qualities unique to the region. The first vineyards for commercial use were established in the town of Blenheim in 1973. The quick success of these first vineyards spurred on the rise of New Zealand’s most internationally renowned region for wine production. As a result of this fantastic growth in the local and international export market, the region has attained a 75% market share of all of New Zealand wine production. Read more on this site.
The most universally recognised variety is Sauvignon Blanc, which has been described as the greatest of its kind in the world. However, their endeavours in the sparkling wine sector, with varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, have also attracted the interest and investment of international Champagne-producing companies such a Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon, and Mumm. Read more on this site.
Some of the best vineyards in the Marlborough region, known for their superior quality, include Brancott Estate, Cloudy Bay, Nautilus Estate, and Hans Herzog are discussed on this site. If you’re visiting Malborough for any reason, these well-guided wine tours are not to be missed.